Today I was reminded of how difficult this road we call life is. It is not always going to be pretty. We build ourselves up only to get knocked down, and then work ourselves back up again just to restart the process. For a while I naively thought this cycle would end with graduation…that life after high school would just work itself out in ways these past four years it never could.
Today I was also reminded of how wrong that assumption was. The daily struggles of life only grow more incessant and more frequent as we age in number and in maturity, and I know I’m only beginning to get a taste of the upcoming struggles. But I was also reminded today of how, when surrounded by the right people and built on a solid spiritual foundation, I can face today’s struggles and know that I will make it through to tomorrow. I know that the Lord has placed and will continue to place people in my life that will uplift me and walk alongside me in my darkest hours, and the little reminders of that wonderful knowledge never cease to amaze me.
What a great feeling it was tonight to know that I was surrounded by wonderful people with such beautiful souls whom I know I can always count on and place my trust in, which is really more than I could ever ask for in a friend. My hope for the future and for college is that I continue to find myself surrounded by such inspirational people that will be there to lift me when I’m low and to help guide me as I continue to soar over life’s challenges.
***“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31***