We face hardships and trials in our lives all the time; sometimes it makes us stop and ask why? The answer is that everything happens for a reason even though those reasons can be unclear to us. We can be crushed by the weight of stress, financial burdens, and responsibilities; be broken and damaged by those we trusted; or lose the ones that we love. The truth is we have a choice. We can choose to stay under that pressing weight; to remain broken and damaged; or continue to morn our loss. Or we can choose to grow stronger because of these experiences, because in the end they make us who we are. Having faith and not giving up in the hard times can be the hardest path to take because we don’t think we can do it. However, if we take the chance and choose the hard path it can lead to greater things than we could have imagined. God gives us many paths with the choice to follow his light or to go down the bath that is dark where we can become lost. The right path is not always clear to us, but if we continue to grow towards the light we will find our way.