If I haven't learned anything else in this life, I have learned how to walk by faith and not by sight. I have learned not to seek the approval of man or try to please man above pleasing God. I am grateful to understand that what others think of me is not as important as what I think and feel about myself.
I had to experience a great deal of despair before realizing God is who carried me through all of my hardships. What a wonderful revelation for me. I found out no one on this earth will ever love me like Jesus loves me because His love is unconditional, and mortal love is not. Under some circumstances, I can understand why one might feel that way about mortal love. However, in all circumstances, God's love for His children is enough. If I can understood that, I can understood God and His peace.