I saw a video on Facebook where a woman (Sheryl Underwood ) had been hurt but she was grateful for the experience because even though she was wounded...she wasn't BROKEN. Ever since I watched that video I've held onto those words. "Wounded but not broken." Because over time wounds heal, no matter how deep, painful and damaging they may seem...they HEAL. Everything seems so raw and painful now but time is the perfect healer.

These words posted by Instagodministries by TD Jakes really encouraged me.

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.” (Psalm 37:23) You're travelling a course to get to the blessing God has promised you. Every step is a lesson. Sometimes we grow weary and decide to jump ahead of God before time but He catches us to bring us back to the step you left off from. It's like a father who has a car for his son but gives him the keys early as child; that's a blessing for destruction. But if the father waits until his son is a young man with experience then will his son be prepared for the blessing. Stay on track. We like to rush into marriage and end up divorced. We like to have kids before marriage and end up struggling. We like to rush out of school and end up jobless. It's not that it wasn't for you it's because you skipped steps and you got off track.

Stay on track! Just like Paul, “...for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, to be content.” When I'm single, I learn how to be happy single. When I'm married, I learn how to be happy married. When I have a house, I learn how to be happy in a house. When I have a room, I learn how to be happy in a room. Are y'all hearing me!? I learn how to be happy with a cell phone. I learn how to be happy without a cell phone. I learn how to be happy with friends. I learn how to be happy when all og them leave. I learn how to be happy in whatever state I'm in to thank God for the steps!

Don't worry about your storm. Know that God is ordering your steps. Press pass depression, press pass loneliness, press pass fear, press pass discouragement. If you don't like where you are don't worry about it, it's just a step. If you don't like how you're feeling right now, stop crying it's just a step. Do not put too much energy in a place you're about to leave. Why worry about a step? Do you not know where you are will pass? What you're worried about will pass. So while you're going through and enduring your steps to get to your blessing you just stay on track. Praise Him on the steps before you get to the stage and when the time is right you'll get there! (Words by Bishop T.D. Jakes)