What I’m starting to learn is that we are all survivors…
Survivors of what?
We are all survivors of something that impacted us to the core.
Some are survivors of broken up, gut-wrenching, sad and abusive home life’s.
Others are cancer survivors, diabetes survivors, genetic disorder survivors and more ..
Some are survivors of divorce, abandonment, and relationship heartache.
Some are survivors of miscarriage, loss of a child, loss of a spouse, or a sibling, or parent, or loss of a close friend.
Some are survivors of bullying, and loneliness.
Others are survivors of learning disorders.
Some are survivors of racism.
Others are survivors of job loss, disappointment, and turmoil…
While others are survivors of depression snd crippling anxieties …
Could I go on?
Yes—it would take many pages to write them all.
Do we have something to learn from all of life’s survivors?
We are ALL survivors of something.
No one is dealt a “ride free” card in life.
By the time we reach adulthood… we have all survived a trial or many trials.
And as we continue on in life, there are more trials to come.
We all survive something hard and tough.
Yes, some trials come from poor decisions.
However, many trials emerge through our lives no matter how good and perfect our decisions are.
We ALL experience pain and heartbreak. It’s just the unfortunate part of life’s journey.
So knowing this, we ALL need to be a little more kinder.
We all need to be more thoughtful,
We are ALL living in a world of survivors.
A world where heartache is rampant.
There is not a soul in this world that doesn’t face some sort of trial.
So we must lead with love .
We must fight for others to share empathy.
We must understand that some survivors are hurt so deep that they can’t find peace.
And we have to help be that “peace” in the world.
We must smile more.
We must fight less.
And most importantly, we must remember that God himself knows that each child of His is struggling, and longing for something to lift them up out of the trenches and to bring light into their lives.
Everyday we have the choice, as a survivor ourselves.. how do we help the other survivors?
How do we bring light into a world of darkness?
The answer is simple, it’s Love.
The answer always has been and will forever be love.
Love may not take away all the pain, because pain runs deep.
But love brings the blanket of comfort and peace that is vital in this world.
Be the survivor that loves.
And this world of survivors will see, that love will, and always has been able to set them free.