“Trials, temptations, disappointments — all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fibre of a character, but strengthen it. Every conquered temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.” James Buckham
Recently we’ve been personally bombarded with a series of what I would consider “challenges.” I’m hoping we’re weathering them relatively well. We have a couple to face in the months to come and hope they’re not as insurmountable as they first seemed to be when we first heard them. Maybe they’ll soon only become “blips” on the radar screen of life as we learn the lessons we need to, find other ways of dealing with them and solve that challenges we’re currently facing move on to the next phase of our lives whatever that may be.
What makes it easier is that I have a companion to face them with and know that I also have a Heavenly Father who loves and cares for us as well. We can pray and seek help in our decisions and we’re not alone as we move forward together as a couple facing the future together. Our prayers are heard and often answered.
One thing I’m absolutely sure of is that WE are stronger together than alone. WE ARE a couple united and working together! I’m truly grateful for that and for our walking and working together the past 18 years. What a blessing that has been.