Have you ever felt angry, frustrated, or just plain tired of your circumstances? I know I have, even if they were of my own making. I find myself asking how do I ever get out of this, or simply screaming “Why me.”

Life seems to be going along fine and then something happens, and we feel knocked over on our can. Words from well-meaning people like me bring little comfort, and whatever is said or done seems to make matters worse.

It is time like these we turn to heaven and scream, but we don’t feel heard. But I am hear to tell you, that you are.

These are the times when faith kicks in and we start to look for those qualities that are in each of us that allow us to cope no matter how tragic or unfair the circumstances. We draw on patience and learn not to lash out at those who are only trying to help. We draw on humor that is in us all to find something funny or silly that makes the unbearable absurd. We draw on courage and handle the most frightening with grace and calm. And when at last we are so exhausted by the unexplainable we rest in God and let him take over.

Within each and every one of us are the tools to handle any circumstance with patience, grace, and class. Its resides in each of our souls.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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