Sometimes I don't sleep well at night. Especially when I am thinking about the health and welfare of a friend who is going through a tough time. Last night, I did not sleep well. We all face challenges every day. Some of those challenges force us to step up and exceed, others just make us want to cry. When I am in the valley, I feel it's easiest to look up toward the mountain. Others don't feel this way. It's easier to look down at the valley. We are told to trust in God. We are told "do not fear". The Bible does not say "don't cry". Actually, the shortest verse in the Bible says "Jesus wept." It's ok to be sad and feel lost. God is with us. Imagine how your parents feel when you are going through a tough time. They want to help but ultimately can only provide comfort. God is no different. He is our holy parent, there with us during the good and bad times. If you are facing a tough time, turn back to your faith. Dig deep. You never know what kind of storm is coming but you better be firmly planted in the ground if you are going to make it through that storm. Go in peace and go with God.