When nothing seems to go right | Faith

Have you ever gone through a season (or many!) where you feel like life keeps handing you everything but the one thing you are wanting? And I mean throwing you all the lemons, peaches, and whatever other fruit or vegetable you can think of...That is pretty much where I am at right now. I have dreams and prayers that have gone unanswered and I am not sure if that means the answer is, "Not right now." or just a "No." So, what now? What do we do when life doesn't work out the way you want it to?  

The simple, yet at times extremely hard, answer is you keep on going. You live in the moment, enjoy the little things, and praise Him in every season. I am learning that no matter the circumstance, I can find joy because my life isn't made up of material things, or my next accomplishment. Instead it is made up of the relationships I make and more specifically, my identity in Christ. 

So, I encourage you to not give up (and I need yours too!) or get discouraged when things aren't going as planned. Remember that you are more than the things of this world. When a dream is not reached as planned, when a goal is not met, or when you feel like your luck has run out, keep going! Just because it doesn't work out right now, doesn't mean it won't and doesn't mean something even better isn't just around the corner. 

So here's to you and making some peach sangria (or lemonade if you prefer)!

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"I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. " - Psalm 16:8 

 

"In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith -of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire- may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed."

- 1 Peter 1:6-7