In Your Darkest Times

By Faith Magbanua, June 04, 2018 22:06 PM

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There are moments in our life when we will encounter such sadness that we feel like giving up.

A few days ago, I came across this old journal of mine while cleaning my old college bag. It has been long forgotten and I must say, I nearly didn't recognize the old tattered journal of mine.

Opening the journal, I found entries that might put all my sadness to shame. You see, when I was on my junior year in college, I was bullied by most of my classmates. Some called me the teacher's pet or the show-off. Others just judged me because they have nothing else more important to do with their time.

That point of my life feels life on of the darkest because we had to undergo our internship for a good few months. I would have to be with them for 2 months, living in the same room and breathing the same air.  To make things short, it was suffocating.

I was crying myself to sleep. My professor took sides believing the lies of my classmates and badmouthing me behind my back. I was sad, and lonely and I feel betrayed; however, there was still light in that tunnel.

As I went on reading the next entries, I found an old letter given to me by one of my closest friends who figured I might need some extra love and care when I feel sad, the letter goes:

Dearest friends, we've shared so much heartaches in life, but I hope that when you read this, may you always remember that you are loved, no matter what people think of you.  God knows you best, I know you more than anyone else.

P.S

The brightest stars shine better in the darkest of nights.

It brought tears into my eyes and I immediately felt good, that person is still my friend up until now.

We met in the most bizarre situation and God led her at the right time and at the right year of my life.  I am forever grateful for her.

Reading the letter, I remember a fitting Bible verse for that, from Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Fear not for the Lord our God is always at hand, He will never leave you nor forsake you.

And when the time comes that you feel so down, who knows, maybe you have that one weird friend that loves to give you letter.

 

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