Someone once said that his favorite passage in the Bible was anywhere it said, "And it came to pass..." Because if he'd ever opened his Bible and it said, "And it came to stay" he would have given up.
I laughed when I first read this. But then I thought about it. Life can really hurt sometimes. And the thing that gets me through is that trouble always comes to pass. I can handle anything as long as I know it's not going to stay. Illness, death, betrayal... they sometimes surround us until we can't breath. But if we don't surrender, if we keep walking the path, we will leave them behind. Troubles are a part of our life, but they are not our life. Don't let them define you.
"Keep reading and dreaming"