I didn’t ask for this

I didn’t ask to be here.

I didn’t ask to lose my job.

I didn’t ask to be behind on my credit card bills.

I didn’t ask to lose focus in school, let my grades slip, and lose my financial aid.

It seems like when things can’t get worse, they are in fact getting worse.

I am religious, but not as religious I’d like to be. I want to pray, but can’t even find the energy to do wudhu and pray 5 times each day.

I didn’t ask to be here, in my situation. But I know it is all for a reason. I know whatever I’m going through, it will pass. It will be just a memory. The storm doesn’t last forever, although it may seem like it. The clouds will clear, the sun will break through and shine like it did once before. Whatever is the reason for my recent string of bad luck, I just know it is going to change soon.

So whatever you are going through, just know it will not last. Remember, in order for stars to shine, it has to be dark.