There is Always a Silver Lining

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Some of you reading this blog may know me, some of you may not.  I tend to be a pretty positive and cheery person.  I think some people see my positivity and think it's because I have never been through anything.  That's not true.  I have many horror stories I could tell.  I've walked through abuse, dysfunction, alcoholism and drug addiction in my family...there was a time I was pushed to the point of a mental breakdown that almost took me out for the count. So my positive attitude is not the result of having a problem free life.  There is no such thing as a problem free life.  We all have walked through our own storms.

But here's the thing.  Through everything I have walked through, I have always clung to Jesus.  Although I have been angry, disappointed, confused and let down, I have chosen to continue to trust in the Lord.  Sometimes it took me longer than others, but I have always chosen to believe that in every situation, there is a silver lining.

The silver lining is the goodness of God.

Looking back on everything that I have went through, I have realized that even in the most difficult situations, God has always taken care of me.  And not only has He taken care of me, He has spoiled me!  The Lord has held me by the hand, leading me and guiding me.  He has provided for my every need.  He has always made sure that the right people have come into my life at just the right moment to provide support, right in the time that I needed it.  And more than anything, He has turned every horror story on it's head and transformed it into an amazing story of His love and goodness put on the most beautiful display in my life.

I have so much confidence and expectation in these silver lining moments that no matter the situation, big or small, I know what the result will be.  I will be made stronger.  I will know a greater degree of His love and His joy.  Although the moment may be difficult, I know that my Father in Heaven is taking good care of me and on the other side of it, I am going to come out just fine...more than fine.

My purpose in writing this is to let you know that no matter where you are at in life, God is there.  Train your eyes to look for the silver lining. "I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living." Psalm 27:13