"It Will All Work out," The Power of Faith and Positive Thinking
“It’ll work out,” he says.
He’s been in my life for four and a half years now. When we first met, I thought he was handsome and funny. We would often go dancing or out to dinner and spend hours and hours talking about everything and nothing.
It wasn’t long before we decided not to see other people and become a couple. We lived fifty miles apart and I would really look forward to seeing him on the weekends. Our time together became more and more special. If there was something going on in my life and I needed a friend, he was always there to listen. I would tell him what was going on and he would always say “It’ll work out, just pray about it.” He would say it with a confidence in his eyes that I just can’t explain. Needless to say, when it all worked out, he would say “didn’t I tell you it would?” and he would have that confident eye.
This man in my life has a very strong faith in God. This is something that was instilled in him by kind, loving parents. I never knew them; they passed before I found him. But I have no doubt they were amazing people, their youngest son is proof of that.
Through my relationship with him, I have come to have a very strong faith in God also. I’ve always ‘believed in God’ but I wasn’t raised ‘in a church.’ I’m ashamed to admit that prayer was a bit foreign to me. Faith was there, but only in bits and pieces. I knew I should pray and have complete faith, but I just didn’t know how to go about it. How do you tell someone “I don’t know how to pray?”
Since knowing this man, I have been through some trials and he is always there saying “It’ll work out.” In June of 2011, I was unhappy. I wasn’t making enough money and I wanted more. I wanted to be able to buy new clothes and get my nails done in a salon. I wanted to go shopping and maybe get a new car. So I complained to him about all this. One Friday evening when he came for supper, I told him “I’m tired of living like this.” I whined and complained ‘poor, poor pitiful me.’ Not once that evening did he say “It’ll work out.” Looking back, it seems as if he knew something would happen.
The following Monday, I lost my job, Wednesday my car was repossessed and on Friday my landlord said “get out, you can’t pay the rent. “ She gave me two weeks. Two weeks to get my car back, find a job and a place to live. I was completely overwhelmed, but I knew exactly what I had done wrong. I went to him and told him I knew how I was wrong and he held me and said with confidence “It’ll work out.”
Needless to say, it did all work out. I got my car back; I found a job and a place to live. In time I figured out how to pray. I think this came from seeing the positive effects in my life that came from others praying for me. At first I only asked for help for others, asking for help for myself felt selfish. But, that too, went away with time and faith. I’ve even begun to tell myself “It’ll work out.”
One particular day at work had been really rough and I was crying on the way home. I paused and thought to myself “have faith and it’ll all work out.” I immediately felt as though hands had reached out and taken a weight off of my shoulders. I took a deep breath and smiled.
We’re all going to worry about day to day things like finances and family. But with faith and positive thinking, those worries won’t seem so immense.
The Power of Faith and positive thinking is amazing. If you can have both in your life, you are very fortunate. I know for me, being able to think positively and to find the faith has helped me tremendously. Count your blessings daily. I forgot to do this and lost many things I depended on.
I know that as long as I have Him and him in my life, “It’ll work out.”