There is hope...  

katsmeow71 45F
115 posts
10/21/2005 4:27 am

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There is hope...

There is no greater weight for us to carry than the weight of our own pain. There is also no greater strength than the strength exerted in the throat of a person holding back the floodgates of tears which are powered by the force of our pain. Where do I find the strength to keep bouncing back from the repeated blows to my dreams? I have spent my life dreaming of a better time, a better place and a better me. Time after time unexpected circumstances have crushed those dreams. Yet I rise up and start again like a runner who's only purpose in life is to complete the race, win or lose.

It is a powerful force that propels us forward on the road of our lives. A force that many possess, whether or not you choose to use it. It is also a force that some misuse. There is a force that drives us even when everyone around us provides us with excuses to give up and justifies the surrender. We are not remembered for what we have accumulated or gotten out of life. We purchase our place in history with the value of what we have given. Usually, it costs us everything.

Why is it that we relate so readily to pain? Why are we encouraged and inspired by the pain of others? Why is pain one of our greatest yet most despised teachers? Why is it that she can also be our most dreaded enemy? The last thing people in pain want is the insincere sympathy of those who have never known what it really means to hurt. Most of us are all too familiar with trials and testing and the pain that often comes with them. Many of us have learned to cry out to God for mercy and help during these times of need. But how many of us have learned to recognize and understand the answer God sends in response to our cry?

We must learn to listen, to hear that still small voice that guides us down the right path; and know that we are not alone. Our trials and tests will only make us stronger. We will never be given more than we can handle. There is hope, there is love, there is peace, there is comfort. We just have to reach out and grab it.

digdug41 49M

10/21/2005 5:10 am

I never listened and it took me down a path I didn't like,but having been down that path and bounced back with the help of my higher power I see the little miracles interwoven in my life today and I am indeed truly grateful pain is a great motivator if you dont succumb to it, and I dont mean the physical pain but that which tries to kill the spirit I'll never let that happen again

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rm_j7088 53M
17 posts
10/23/2005 1:57 am


IPman 61M
313 posts
10/24/2005 7:56 am

Wow... who r u?

You certainly get it, keep listening, I know you hear the voice, you are not alone!

Amazing post!

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