When You're Feeling Down

When You're Feeling Down

Trust that the Lord is there to guide you.

When You're Feeling Down

Hello Friends,

I have had a rough past week, from not getting the leadership role that I wanted, to going through a rough breakup (we are in college, can anyone relate?). I have been pondering in my head what this all meant and what God was doing in my life. I am the type of person who sees God everywhere, in a smile from a stranger to me bawling my eyes out at Adoration. But I could not see how He was working in me for something so much better than I could have imagined.

I have been going through the motions for a couple of days now, and I am still wondering what God has in store for me. I have never realized the impact that I have on people until I started to listen to people and saw how God is working through me to help make an impact on their life. Yesterday I was speaking to one of my friends, and I kept telling jokes because she was upset because, even when I struggle, I strive to make other people smile. She texted me later that day and told me how much my smile had changed her whole day and how she really needed my presence that morning. Isn’t it incredible how when we think of something as small as a smile, a joke or even just being there has SUCH an impact on people. When I got that text, I cried because I did not realize the impact that I had on her. God works through us to help others, and I think that is so incredible that I am actually speechless.

You have an impact on everyone you meet; it is your job to decide what that impact is. I could not agree more with that statement because I think that the impression you give people determines how you can help them or understand them. Last night, I was hammocking, listening to sad Taylor Swift songs and crying, and honestly, I felt like I was useless and alone. Literally 3 minutes after I started to feel alone, my sorority sisters called me up and hammocked with me so I was not alone. We all feel alone sometimes, but we have to remember that we are never alone. As cliche as this sounds, God never makes mistakes, and when He takes things away from us or closes a door, He really does have something so much better in store. It is incredibly hard to remember this when you don’t get what you want, but after much thought, I have realized that everything will be OK.

In the words of Rascal Flatts, “and if one door opens to another door closed, I hope you keep on walkin’ till you find the window." This song is an amazing song and really shows us how to overcome closed doors and keep going.

When we are sad or lonely, we have to remember that it will be OK. God has a plan for every single person. He has known you since the beginning of time, and His love for you never stops. I know that life is hard and school is hard, but we have to remember that it will be OK. If you need a sign that everything will be OK, here is your sign that everything will be OK.

Just remember to smile all the time, see God in strangers, be Christ-like to other people, laugh, be a goofball, be courteous, be genuine and be an overall good person. If you put in the effort to do that, then everything will be OK in the end and everything will be done according to His will.

Love Your Friend,

Lexi Barry:)

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