Today is the first day of the year 2012. The previous year has been tough for a lot of us but difficult times can help us grow into better and stronger persons, depending on how we respond to trials that we face in life. Let us face the new year with courage, hope and faith for a brighter tomorrow.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are called according to His purpose.
- Romans 8:28, KJV
The Christian life is not a constant high.
I have my moments of deep discouragement.
I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say,
"O God, forgive me," or "Help me."
Do not think of a painful experience
as a dark time in your life.
You emerge out of everything learning something
or becoming a better person.
You realize who your real friends are and
how much your loved ones mean to you.
- Colleen Ho
We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know
how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
- Richard Nixon
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant;
if we did not sometimes taste adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow;
it empties today of its strength.
-Corrie Ten Boom
The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur
when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy and unfulfilled.
For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort,
that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching
for different ways or truer answers.
Take into account that great love and great achievements
involve great risk.
Pray that your loneliness may spur you into
finding something to live for, great enough to die for.
Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.