Do Things Ever Really Get Better?

We’ve all heard people say it. You’re going through a hard time and all people can tell you is: “Just wait, things will get better!” But do we really believe them? Do things ever really get better?
Keep reading, maybe I can help 🙂
 June 2016 through June 2017.
That sentence pretty much sends a shudder through me.
Most people who know me know that the last year has been very hard for me. Some people more than others. There were times when I would just want to give up, but I kept praying that God would somehow make things better for me and help me understand what was going on, and help me get through.
He answered my prayers completely 🙂 It didn’t happen instantly. I suffered for a long time. Then I found a place that helped. A place that God knew I needed 🙂 Camp. It helped me refocus and find my freedom again. I found friends, and purpose in life again, I felt free again. I was no longer burdened down with all my emotions and sadness. I started not just living from day to day, but actually smiling when I woke up in the mornings, like I used to.
And after that the blessings kept continuing…. We found a Co-Op/homeschool group, which was exactly what we had been looking for for quite awhile. We’ve gotten together with them a few times, I’ve met some people that I think may quite possibly turn out to become friends of mine 🙂 Through the school year this year we’ll be doing Co-Op classes. I’ll be able to do theater again!!!! Oh, that feels so good to say ^_^ I’ve been out of theater way too long 🙁
God is giving me lots of new opportunities. I couldn’t be happier ^_^ I’m getting the chance to be a teenager again ^_^
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If I had I choice… I’m not sure that I would rewind my life back to before we moved. Yes, I would rather have never moved and I miss Missouri so much, but there are starting to be some rewards from moving. I’ve grown in my relationship with God (Something that probably wouldn’t have happened so quickly if I hadn’t moved), I found my camp, another home that I never would have found otherwise. I’ve grown up so much. It’s crazy. I’m so different from that little girl I was a year ago.
So what I want to tell anyone who is struggling out there, people that are going through tough times, it will get better. It will. No matter how hopeless your situation looks, you are not alone. God is with you, and he can do something beautiful with your life. You just need to be patient enough to see that.
I didn’t really believe this not long ago. I had people tell me: “It will get better, don’t worry” I would nod my head and pretend like I heard them, but in my heart I could not believe it.
How could things get better, I thought. I don’t see anything changing. Nope, I’m going to be completely miserable for a loooong time.
That’s what I thought. I would pray and pray and ask God to help me, to tell me what to do. Then, all of a sudden, things did get better.
Life can’t be Buttercups and Rainbows all the time. Imagine what we would be like if that was the case 😛 That’s a conversation that I had at camp this summer. Why does God let bad things happen to us? That question would take a whole new post to answer, but I think that Jesus answers this the best:
 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away;  and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
John 15: 1,2
I hope this brought you some encouragement today 🙂
Jesus loves you!!



5 thoughts on “Do Things Ever Really Get Better?

  1. Anonmyous says:

    You’re an amazing writer! It’s so rare to find a piece that is specifically authored and geared towards helping others. I really enjoyed how your blog post didn’t begin with a “get” mentality. If that makes any sense. It’s good to see words where the giving of something beneficial (in this case hope) is put before and even completely instead of “the getting” (click-bait, ad-revenue, social media likes, etc.). I always remember one of my own mentors, told me, that if you’re going to leave a legacy, your work will need to be about others.

    It was really awesome to learn a little about your story, and you were able to find things turning around for you too – and at the same time – give other people hope. Hope is what we all need. And that’s where most people fail – they stop finding ways to address what people need, especially when it gets hard. They quit realizing their potential: the ability to push back despair and bring hope in a world in need of their words. Okay, maybe this whole comment was a bit dramatic lol. But I said that to say this…

    Keep writing.

  2. Libby J. says:

    Esther, I really enjoyed this. I too went to camp for the first tome this summer. Even though I was a counselor instead of a camper, I still found a freedom in being able to just be me. I didn’t have to be perfect, I just had to love on the kids. Camp rocks!

  3. Jan Sears says:

    So glad to hear that your journey is now becoming happier for you. And that God is becoming more special in your life. I’m glad to hear of your experiences and trust that you will continue to enjoy many positive happenings in the days and years ahead as God leads in your life. I’m proud of you, Esther. Love, Grandma

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