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June 8, 2021

The Words that Helped me find the Strength to Persevere.

Have you ever gone to sleep for the sole purpose of escaping your painful reality?

It was one of those nights I was too exhausted to speak.

Although I was mute, my mind was loud. My house was a mess, and so was my life. So much to do, yet nowhere to be.

I clung to a past that no longer existed. And felt every emotion I had only ever resisted. As I lay in my bed drowning in tears, I had never felt lower in all my years. Waking up to some peace felt so far away. Little did I know, it would come the next day.

It was dark, cold, and icy as I was driving nowhere fast. I couldn’t see two feet in front of me as I was running out of gas. My headlights were as dim as the light I felt within. No one was there to save me as my vehicle began to spin. I landed in a ditch not so far away. Though I was barely living, I didn’t want to go this way.

Water flooded through the windows and I was drowning in a pool. And although no one could hear me, I screamed “help me” like a fool.

I was still alive but barely breathing when I heard a deep voice say “Only God can save you! You just need to pray.”

In my quiet desperation with a mustard seed of faith, I said “Dear God, please help me. I want to live another day.”

An instant peace reigned over me before it was too late. The darkness turned to light and it felt like heaven’s gate.

I woke up the next morning and got the message loud and clear. I finally found the strength to begin to persevere.

Now no matter where life takes me—whether skies are blue or gray—the first thing I make sure to do is to get on my knees to pray.

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