Who doesn't love a simple, straight path? There's nothing challenging about it. You don't have to worry about anything...and there's no uphill...so you won't struggle!
But who am I kidding here? No person's life is a simple road. We all have our ups and downs, but that's what makes our stories...our characters, so unique. That's what makes us...us!
You see, our lives are sort of like riding a bicycle. Going uphill is a struggle. Maybe it's a steep hill, maybe it's a tiny hill...maybe it's even a mountain. Each person's is different.
And Often we'll grumble and complain while climbing that hill. But what we don't realize is that the hill/mountain is bringing us back to a straight eventually.
When we get back on the straight again, we should be thankful. Thankful for the opportunity to be "strolling" again, so to speak. We wipe the sweat off our brow and go phew. It took us to struggle and to really realize how hard life can be. And it teaches us to be thankful when we are in the simplicity of life.
That mountain can be your darkest, worst, and most scariest time...but through that mountain God can teach you the some of the best lessons. It also teaches you that whatever mountain you climb, every valley you cross, there's always a straight eventually. God provides. God protects and he won't leave you there in the dust. He'll go with you all the way.
When I was 14, I was diagnosed with Scoliosis. I wasn't too worried about it until they mentioned a very serious, life changing surgery. And for those of you who aren't familiar with the disease it's basically an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. My spine...it was literally in the shape of an .
Here's a picture of my back before:
The Spinal fusion surgery was to permanently connect two or more vertebrae in my spine, with two titanium rods, eliminating motion between them. Spinal fusion involved techniques designed to mimic the normal healing process of broken bones.
The idea of someone slicing me open from neck to hip...it didn't exactly soothe me. It terrified me! And the fact that they told me that they'd possibly have to crack a rib to fix my spine and go lower down my back than the doctor wanted to...IT WAS SCARY! But it wasn't too big for my God ;) And I don't think anyone in their right mind would be excited about it. But you know what? I found comfort and peace knowing that eventually...there was going to be a straight. That God was going to bring me through my hill.
Yes, it was scary. Did I want to go through it? No. Do I regret going through that experience? Absolutely not, because that was a learning process for me. It taught me that when you fully put your faith and trust in God...He WILL bring you through it. Guaranteed.
That's my story. My story and proof that Mountains...we can tackle them with God. Not on our own, but with God. (Ps. My ribs didn't have to be cracked. Anddddd, they didn't have to go as low down my back as they thought they would...I think we all know that that's God's handiwork.) He gets all credit.
Every hill. Every mountain. Every struggle. Every heartache. It's for a reason. God knows exactly what He's doing. He's preparing you for something great and something beyond your imagination. You just have to trust Him, knowing that He'll take care of your mountain.
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Hi there! I'm Katlyn Grace and welcome to the advice section. Here we get real. These blogposts are written from my heart to yours, and I pray they encourage your heart and bring joy to your soul!