I am a STRONG believer that everything happens for a reason. It's one of those phrases that keeps me calm in moments where the world feels like it's crashing down on me. I struggle so much with wanting an order to everything in my life and having control because I like things a certain way and I have a plan for the way things are SUPPOSED to happen.
The thing is, life doesn't work that way. It gets messy. There will be hard times when you're so weak that you can't even breathe. There will be joyous times when your face actually hurts because you're smiling so big. But of course, you already know that. My life has not turned out AT ALL what I thought it was going to be. So much has changed and happened.
It's hard to think that there is a meaning behind everything that has put you where you are today. But, I also think that it's harder to walk through life believing that everything is random and that there's no order to it. Whether you believe it or not, God has made a plan for each and every one of us. He knows exactly what is going to happen and has a path for each of us.
I find comfort in that. I know that no matter what, I'll be okay. I know it's hard for some people to understand or believe that because of all the bad things in this world. I don't know the answers as to why some people experience more hardship than the next. But, I do know that I am very blessed to have what I have, even if there have been bumps in the road. My life is in His hands and I am completely at peace with that fact.
So, you don't need to know the reason why your life is heading in a certain direction, just trust that it has a purpose and meaning to bring you where you need to be.