When people hear the miracle story of my son’s life, they sometimes say to me that they prayed but they lost their loved one anyway.

According to Neale Donald Walsh “Illness is not a sign of weakness, but of spiritual strength.  When we fall ill there are some who will say, ‘Why did you create that for yourself?’  They might convince you to see it as a sign of spiritual weakness or failure.  It is not.  It is a sign of spiritual strength.  All challenges are a sign of spiritual strength, and of the readiness of the ‘soul’ to move on; to evolve even further.”  This way of looking at our ‘supposed’ weakness as a form of spiritual readiness to move on, helps to encourage us to deal with the passing of a loved one.

Neale also says that “You change what you see.  You don’t have to be trapped by it.  Nothing has to remain the way it is, and nothing is the way it is forever, unless and until you say so.  You really are in charge of your day to day experience.  How bad things may look right now means nothing.  It’s how good you know they can look with God’s help that counts.  Life has a habit of changing itself completely around in 24 hours, even in 24 minutes sometimes.  Don’t you dare give up on tomorrow because of the way things look today.  Don’t even think about it.”

My philosophy is to never let anyone take away your hope, nor to take away anyone else’s hope.   With God by your side, nothing is impossible.  Where in your life have you given up hope and why?  What would help you to renew your strength and faith?  What prayers do you say that help you feel confident that everything will turn out in Divine timing?

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