I am not strong all the time and you do not have to be strong all the time. There are days when I wonder where my strength has gone. What I know is that I have strength and so do you. There are times in my life when I have felt weak or may have felt weak, and in those times, I felt strong in my weakness, if that makes any sense.
I believe we are built with strength, resilience, and the ability to handle anything this world gives us. We are made to weather the storm even when we think we are not made to.
I fought every single day to survive my illness, and I never gave up on myself, even when it seemed impossible. There were times when I did not think I could go on, yet I did. I had a strength that I did not even know was there and I believe we all have this strength, even if we think we do not.
Some of my strength may have came from my nonna and my grandma. Both very strong women. They made me want to fight, just like they did. My mom and dad raised three very strong women. Maybe some of my strength came from my mom and my dad and my sisters. Maybe some strength came from the universe and God. I love how powerful the universe and God is, whether you believe or not, there is something that the universe and God gives us even if we do not see it or know it.
My strength came from somewhere. There is a possibility my strength was there the whole time. Wherever the strength came from, it came at a time when I needed it and it reminded me to fight, no matter what.
Life will never be easy. And it may break you at times. Yet I believe we are built to handle whatever this life gives us, even if it is unthinkable. At some point you may need your strength, just like I did. And in that moment, you may not think you are strong, but you are, you are resilient and stronger than you will ever know.
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Samantha, insightful post, absolutely we draw our strength from others at times. We are some of the fortunate ones to have an incredible network around us. You’ll be amazed at how many times you might have given strength to others too.
The past few weeks, our Wednesday group has been studying interpersonal relationships, and just how important they are. The memory work portion was particularly compelling, and goes well with your post. I’ll leave it here for your reference:
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, 12
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labour. If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up… Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.