I love a particular scripture in the Bible that talks about King David. Now for those of you who aren't familiar with King David, he was the David who slew Goliath and then rose by the grace of God to become king of all the Israelites.
David loved, loved, loved God and was loved in return by Him. What's most interesting about this man that God loved so much (he was described as a man after God's own heart) is that he suffered trials and tribulations just like the rest of us. He was promised a kingdom, which took him many years to obtain. He was pursued by his enemies, was downtrodden and depressed and felt as confused, lonely and ostracized as any of us have ever felt in life. If you need more daily meditations, encouragement, and prayers then be sure to check out this site.
In one particular verse of scripture, David was so down (his enemies had burned down his city and taken away he and his men's families away as captives) that he turned inward and "encouraged himself in the Lord his God."
Now whether you believe in the Bible and God or not, it certainly is an extremely interesting piece of literature. And what's really interesting about that passage is that a man esteemed so well by God had to still find it within himself to encourage his emotions so that he could feel better. Though many people loved David and many followed him, when he was down and out he relied on his own resources to recover from his misery.
And that too must be your response in the face of adversity. To find it within yourself to lift your own emotions and find your strength in your beliefs.
Your beliefs about God (or your Higher Power, or your god). Your beliefs about your destiny. Your beliefs about your dreams. You have to dig deep, find those things that are meaningful to you and then hold on for all you are worth. You don't need someone else to encourage you – you can find all you need within yourself. Be your own best cheerleader and don't allow life to get you down. For more daily meditations and encouragements like this, you can find them using this website.