Difficult times bring growth. We either grow bitter, or we grow better. Growing in every season is something we all want but not wholly understand. Perspective can usually help us see any crisis from a place where we can grow.This quote [above] I didn’t understand too well while going through various family difficulties, marriage adjustments, work obstacles & deeply-rooted self struggles.
“Your difficulties won’t defeat you, they’ll promote you. They’re not going to break you; they will strengthen you” -Unkown.
This 2016 has been amazing because I’ve chosen to embrace the difficult moments in the past years. These difficult moments have taught me to value more the things life offers! Getting to marry the love of your life takes tears, prayers, and waiting. Some of us even experience a heartbreak or two, but all that is forgotten when that special God-sent person finds us!
I’ve always thought that the bride and groom often cry this day because they realize the all of those difficult moments exist no more. The person they waited, prayer for, and needed, is walking toward them to never leave their side. They know how much it took to finally be there! Some go through financial hardship, sicknesses, others didn’t their see their relationship approved from people whose opinions they considered important. I encourage anyone who may read this- engaged or not engaged yet – All good things take time. Thoughts, plans, and doors that God has prepared for you will open, will come. You will remember these words that came from someone who was once rejected, broken, failed, hurt, and now values the fact that in Jesus is accepted, made whole, overly blessed, and has a heart who’s been healed and placed in the hands of the BEST heart-carer in the universe! God will not fail you, He will not disappoint, He will never forsake you! He will turn your every difficulty into something good. That is His promise to YOU!
Romans 8:28 “And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.”
This is our promise: Difficult times bring us growth! Do not grow bitter, but grow for the better!
Venue: The Cooper Estate
Photographer: Angie Lilian
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