While reflection can be good and looking ahead can be a strength, both taken too far can lead you to miss out on the present.
While we may never know exactly why a trial occurs, we can rest assured that God does not allow pain without a purpose.
To the one battling heartbreak, loss, anxiety, depression, or any other trial: this is for you, and this is for me.
Because I grew up in a very Christ-centered environment, I did not see the importance of baptism. As I grew older, I learned its value but something I couldn't put a finger on still felt off.