My mom gave me this devotional book by Joel Osteen and today's devotion really rang true and I had to share it with you. This isn't the whole thing, but just a portion of it.
"You may be facing some other serious setback and you feel as though life has caved in on top of you, knocking you off your feet and pushing you into the pits. You may be in a situation where you have done your best. You've prayed and believed. You've placed your faith firmly on the truth of God's word. But it just doesn't look like anything good is happening... Don't give up! Keep standing. Keep praying; keep believing; keep hoping in faith." Your Best Life Begins Each Morning: Joel Osteen
I needed to hear this! Coincidence? I think not.