Now and again, I read articles that people write or listen to people where they sound as if there’s nothing good about their lives.
I have been privy to desperate cries of help and despair, but what saddens me is not the desperation, what saddens me is when the despairing soul feels so hopeless that they’ve given up hope on themselves, that no amount of counsel and reasoning seems to penetrate.
No one is guaranteed a breezy life that’s not laden with struggles, for it’s out of our tests that we obtain our testimonies.
The truth is that no one can walk through individual tribulations for another. No two people have the same mantle or message, but what they can do is to hold your hand while you wade through the mess.
Sometimes, you may not even be fortunate to find someone to hold on to. You hold on to God. He’s the ultimate fortress, refuge and present help in the time of need.
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
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