It’s so easy to forget the strength you have within you when life puts its heaviness on your shoulders. It’s so hard to hold onto hope, to believe in better days, to trust that fate and faith are on your side when everything is spiraling around you, seemingly so out of your control. It’s so scary to think that there’s a small chance you won’t be okay, that you’ll forever feel like this, that no one is on your side-but even when you feel powerless, you know that’s not the truth.
You will be okay. Even on your darkest days, hope is not lost.
In the depth of your heart, in the furthest corner of your mind you know that there is a sliver of positivity. You know that in everything you’ve fought through, everything you’ve lost, every lesson you’ve learned, you’ve become stronger. And right now, no matter how heavy your soul feels, you must remember that hope stil exists.
You must remember that you are stronger than you think, that you are loved, that you are cared for by family and friends and strangers and God, and that you are never alone.
You need to look back at the places you’ve been and grown from, the people that have hurt you whom you’ve forgiven, the moments you didn’t think you could rise and yet did, the days you rolled out of bed faithless and purposeless but found your way, the times you almost gave up but didn’t.
It doesn’t matter so much that you’ve fallen into despair again, but that you acknowledge you’ve already overcome so much and thus capable of winning this current battle.
At the very core of your being lies strength, persistence, confidence, and the will to continue. Those feelings may be overshadowed by fear, doubt, and pain, but they are still there. You are still so capable of rising, of continuing, of fighting your way out of this darkness.
There is still hope.