“It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.”
It will be ok! When was the last time you heard those words? Were they comforting? Reassuring? How did you feel before you heard those words and after? Did you really believe that whatever you were experiencing would be ok?
Sometimes during seasons or moments of uncertainty you may tend to get consumed by worry or overcome by fear. It’s something everyone experience it’s a normal thing to feel in those moments but the important thing is that we don’t allow ourselves to stay in that mindset or be consumed with those emotions.
I remember a time when I brought my two year old to her yearly checkup and I felt concerned and worried about her reaching the normal milestones and making progress in certain areas of life. The doctor recommended we follow up with a neurologist and get a checkup. You probably could already imagine all the things that were going through my mind and how stressful life became. It came time to meet with the neurologist and within 15 minutes of explaining everything and being in her office we were given a diagnosis. “Your daughter has what we call NF-type 1 .” I had never heard of that in my life, and the more she explained what it was the heavier I began to feel. But deep down in my heart, I felt and began to think of the simple phrase, “It will be ok!” I think it has a lot to do with me being a person of faith that I experienced that peace in the mist of what I just heard but deep in my heart I knew that, what she just said wasn’t true. By the language the neurologist used and by the information I was given I noticed all kinds of red flags. I refused to believe that, that was the answer I was looking for. And over time as we had the testing done I was completely correct.
I shared this experience to give you insight on how most of the time the things we stress out about and how we imagine it to end almost never happen. I want to help bring comfort to you and let you know that whatever you may be going through that “it will be ok!” In this moment you may not understand everything that’s happening and maybe you can’t seem to see the light at the end of the tunnel but just know that it will be ok. Things may not happen how you expect them to but they will happen exactly how God has written it long ago and it will all have purpose. You can find peace in the fact that everything will be ok. You are going to make it. Don’t allow the worry you feel to consume you there is something so much greater on the other side of this. The process you are experiencing right now might be hard but it’s not impossible to overcome. I hope that this encourages you today.
Be mindful of what you are allowing yourself to engage in, guard your heart and mind against the fear that the media or anything else would try to bring into your life. Things will be ok, stay focused and don’t give up.
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