If you are in Texas, you have been in my prayers. It seems like every time we turn around, something is going crazy in this world. I don't think that it's different than before 2020. I just think that before, it wasn't shared misery. Our miseries were our own. In our efforts to put our best self forward, we went through it alone.
I searched for meaning in the trials of my early life for many years. What was it that God saved me for? What was the purpose of it all? I can only speculate. After 30 years, I still don't have the answers. All I can say is that the journey has made me who I am today and I wouldn't be this person if I hadn't gone through those experiences. And when I read the word of God, I see how He used broken people to change the world. I believe in a living God. I believe He is still using broken people to change the world today.
You may never understand the meaning behind it all, but you can be a kind person. Maybe today, you are the one who needs kindness. I am praying that God will put one of His broken people in your path. And, that you will use your experience to help someone else who needs your perspective in the future.