God has seen me through a lot of hardships in my life. In the midst of the challenges, I cried out to God one night and prayed the simplest prayer, “Lord I need you and I need you in every single area of my life”. I repeated this over and over again and felt the Holy Spirit come into my life immediately. Ever since then, my life has been changed and restored. God has used the past and present circumstances to prepare me for a great calling. Unfortunately, the path that takes us to our promise is always wrought with thickets and thorns. Nothing worth having ever comes easy or without opposition. Storms will come, lions will roar, and our fears will be confronted. But God sees us through all these difficulties and shapes us with them for the better.