http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-images-depressed-student-girl-image6558029It’s happening. Never in a million years did I think it would happen to me. But it is and I don’t know what to do about it. I am holding on to my faith by a thread. Having been the one to always encourage, I am now on the other end and in need of those very things. My beliefs and everything I once thought to be true is in question. And what do I have to accredit that to? Life.

Everything went wrong, all at the same time. And I find myself picking up the pieces on the corner of what in the world happened and where did I go wrong. “Expectation sets the atmosphere for miracles”, a common quote that most church goers hear. But what happens when you expect and don’t get the miracle? Can expectation also be a set up for disappointment?

Perception is everything. Either the glass is half empty, or half full. Romans 8:28 says “And we know, that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Whenever I feel as though the outcome of a particular situation worked against me, I remind myself of this scripture. It’s all for my good.

There is power in a decision. In making a choice to keep going no matter what. To pray until something happens. How long do you pray? Until you get a response. Remember. No matter how bad it seems, there is always hope: “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer” (Romans 12:12). Amen.