Has Life Handed You Lemons?

When life hands you lemons, do you make lemonade?

Shilynn Marshall

11/2/20232 min read

When life hands you lemons, do you make lemonade?

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I am no stranger to regrets of the past. Believe me, I still have wounds I wear like badges, unable to take off my rightful crown from the pain I was forced to endure.

I've been through a lot. Although I don't always like sharing intimate details of my life; my mind often feels like a battle ground. Screaming from one side to another, unable to play fair in this game of life.

I'm torn. I enjoy feeling like I have control over situations, but in my instance, God is reminding me to radically let go. Let go of fear-based expectations... allow my mind to run free with positivity.

black nikon dslr camera on white printer paper
black nikon dslr camera on white printer paper

So I'm here today to remind you the same. God's plan doesn't always make sense... I'll say about 82% of the time it does not make any logical sense to our human minds. I've been through two complete neck-fusion surgeries, I have CPTSD from selfish choices... I've isolated myself from people as my mind goes numb and my heart shakes violently.

I seek solitude in my God, as I build strength out from the sight of others. But it's not in vain... no, never in vain.

None of the past pain, or the future fears are in vain. God wants us to overcome each challenge with our faith rooted in Him. He wants us to learn how to grow beautiful gardens from the nutrients only His love can provide.

He blesses thee to rip out rotten roots with courage and bravery, making more room for goodness and peace.

We spend so much, if not all, of our lives living with regrets... most times for things we don't need to.

For example, I carry the regret of never being able to "fix" my family. God teaches me that it's not my job to fix people, and to try to fix these things is only going against his Will (i.e. making my life more difficult).

Only he has the power to move mountains, and he doesn't need us fearing we must do the same.

So I will sit back, I will relax, and I will turn lemons into lemonade. I will bask in abundance, and I will cast away all fears, never in vain. Lord knows my heart is good and he knows yours is too. You don't have to prove anything to anyone.

You are enough.

Meet the author.

Shilynn Marshall is a passionate blogger, author, chronic pain warrior, rare disease advocate, and intuitive healer. She lives in Iowa and travels often. You can find her drinking green tea and writing in any local coffee shop.