Day Four: When Life Gets Hard

“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5b

How’s your life, friend? Does it ever feel overwhelming to you?

My teen years were hard. My parents divorced, and I moved to another state to an inner-city school filled with new faces who didn’t like me. I tried to fit in, but it never worked. Then, one day, some girls chased me into the bathroom with yardsticks, trying to hit me. I hid in the stall and locked the door. I climbed up onto the toilet lid so they couldn’t hit my feet.

As I rode home on the bus that afternoon, I felt hopeless and alone. Depression began to set in, and I felt there was no reason to live.

The following day, I got into the shower and cried out to God. I told Him how much my heart hurt and how lost I felt in this new place. After I prayed, I felt so much better. My life didn’t change right away, but I didn’t feel alone anymore. I had Jesus with me, and I knew He would help me. Friend, Jesus loves you too. You are not alone!

Reflection:

Are you going through something hard right now? Pray and tell God all about it. He loves you so much!

Love, Deb

Deb Weakly

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