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“The secret of joy is the mastery of pain.” ~ Anais Nin

A silver lining refers to a positive aspect or outcome of a difficult or unpleasant situation.

Some of the most painful losses include, the death of a loved one, divorce or separation, financial ruin, and chronic illness.

Though these losses can be incredibly difficult to come to terms with, given time, one comes to a point of acceptance and adjustment to the situation.

One of the most significant silver linings of loss is an increased awareness of gratitude for the experience of what we had and what we still have We learn the value of people and other blessings in our lives. We learn not to take anything for granted.

We also develop greater empathy for others going through difficult situations. This makes us better people who are able to understand, connect with others and assist them navigate similar difficulties.

Tragedy can also provide us with important lessons and opportunities for growth. We are forced to re-evaluate our goals and priorities which can lead us to discover valuable passions and interests we might otherwise not have pursued.

People who have faced adversity also usually get to be mentally strong and resilient. They become more confident in facing future challenges.

Another silver lining is learning how fragile life is and how precious each moment is. This can lead to pursuing our goals with greater passion and purpose.

And you know the most precious silver lining? Those people who turn to God for guidance and support find that their faith becomes stronger and their lives more meaningful as a result of their suffering. Though they may struggle with feelings of anger and doubt, bible passages or verses that had once seemed obscure or unimportant suddenly take on new meaning and significance in the context of their loss. They experience a sense of connection to something greater than themselves; God the creator. They learn to humbly bow before His sovereignty and His purposes for the creation of each human being. They are able to accept that,

“ in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” Romans 8:28.

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