We all have a “thorn in the flesh,” even the ones who seem the strongest. (They just hide it well.) We suffer so that God’s great power can be magnified to the world. He can still use us, even in suffering, pain, and weariness. He can still use us even when we are tormented by “a messenger of Satan” (whether it be a lie, a doubt, or a fear). He can use you.
Your life isn’t over when you hit a bump or two. There are better days ahead. Today may seem cloudy, but it all depends on how you look at it.
If you have a perfect plan in mind, there’s always the risk of it falling apart. Sometimes this happens because our world is fallen, and bad things just happen. But, sometimes, we’re the ones who cause our plans to get ruined…and stay ruined.
Remember that your “12% increase” in good deeds or kindness or love was worth nothing. Zilch. Zip. God’s immeasurable love for you is worth everything.
The actors and actresses were great, the story was incredible, and the message was full of hope. I specifically want to mention its message that we can all make a difference. At the end of the movie, it showed how certain people who showed up in the young girl’s life impacted her and helped her along her journey. This ill girl’s impact in another patient’s life at the hospital was incredible. We can all make a difference. The little things matter.