There you are…minding your own business, going to work or school, enjoying family, taking vacations and WHAM!  Life throws you a sucker punch right in the gut. Suddenly, out of no where, your life is in crisis mode, a downward spiral and it looks like things will never be the same again.

A smart person once told me that God only gives the hardest lessons to those he knows can handle them the best. I’ll never forget that. It has gotten me through a lot of very difficult times in my life. One of the main questions people ask during a crisis is “why did God do this to me?” This is indeed an excellent question. During the lowest times in my life, instead of blaming God, I ask “Why did he choose to give me this lesson? What am I supposed to learn from this?”

I truly believe there is a lesson in everything that happens…

EVERYTHING happens for a reason…EVERYTHING!

The trick is to find the reason behind the crisis. I’ve discovered that the search for the reason is a very therapeutic way of maintaining sanity and getting through a crisis in one piece.

In the mean time, if you are currently going through a crisis, or having trouble, I find music helps calm me down. Here are 4 songs about making it through a crisis.

Enjoy, and don’t worry, all you have to do is find the lesson….YOU’VE GOT THIS!

AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH-MARVIN GAYE & TAMMI TERRELL

LET IT BE-THE BEATLES

I MADE IT THROUGH THE RAIN-BARRY MANILOW

I’M STILL STANDING-ELTON JOHN