Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. – Khalil Gibran

Have you ever been working out and caught a cramp? The pain was probably excruciating. When working out and catching a cramp, it’s best to stretch it out and keep going. I’ve heard that it’s important to work your muscles even though you’ve experienced some pain. Life is the exact same way. At times, we find ourselves trying to push through pain. We may be experiencing a trial with thoughts of giving up. Whereas, giving up on your journey is just as easy as stopping your workout, it won’t get you far.

Day in and day out we are challenged with negative situations. If you’re having a really good day, the negative impact can ruin it. If you’re day was already a bummer, you feel even worse. It’s hard to prevent certain things, but by continuously praying and asking God for endurance, peace, strength and guidance you may be able to ride the waves a bit easier. Those small situations can become severe if they build up. The buildup results in stress and depression that many of us experience.

No matter how strong you are, pushing through the pain can be difficult. It’s hard to prepare for the challenges in life and even harder to go through them. Remember that trouble won’t last always. We must always ask God what he intends for us to learn from the pain we’re experiencing. As you continue to seek him, you will exercise your faith and stretch out of your comfort zone. Your understanding will help in your strength making it impossible to give up.

It may sound cliché, but it stands true, “no pain, no gain.” From my inspirational corner to yours, have a great Saturday.

-Lyssa

Remember, when someone is referring to YOU, that makes you HER, so make it important for HER to be GREAT because SHE is EVERYTHING