The world can be a cruel place. Sometimes even those we love hurt us more than we can bear.
It's during those times of extreme anguish that God's presence is often most evident. Lately, I find myself ending each day simply praying for the strength to make it until morning. And in those moments, I feel God's love and know He will get me through. I certainly can't do it on my own.
The past couple of decades have brought heartache into my life, accompanied by anxiety, fear, grief, anger, frustration, depression and an overwhelming lack of self-worth. But I have never before felt this close to God. The circumstances of life have been difficult, but I find peace in knowing the pain has taken me exactly where I need to be.