“When this ends, we’ll smile sweetly, finally seeing. In testing times, we become the best of things.”
Amanda Gorman (African American Youth Poet Laureate and Activist)

After Our Struggle
(Romans 12:2) Do not conform to the patter of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.

We never know what news we’ll hear from one day to the next. Good news isn’t popular in the world, but that doesn’t dismiss the fact that there is plenty of it we don’t hear about. Nevertheless, it comforts my soul knowing that no matter how abundantly bad news prevails, it cannot defeat us as long as our faith stays planted firmly in the truth of God. Whatever we must face in life, we only need to look to God for our help and our strength. When we go into our struggles our spirit already has reason to smile. We know the struggle won’t last forever. We also  know when we come out, we will be an even better people than we were when we first went in.