The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small,
uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he
scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.
Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of
driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few
But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home
"God, how could you do this to me!" he cried.
Early the next day, however, he was awakened by the sound of a
How did you know I was here?" asked the weary man of his
"We saw your smoke signal," they replied.
It is easy to get discouraged when things are going bad. But
Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the ground,
For all the negative things we have to say to
You say: It's impossible
You say: I'm too tired
You say: Nobody really loves me
You say: I can't go on
You say: I can't figure things out
You say: I can't do it
You say: I'm not able
You say : It's not worth it
You say: I can't forgive myself
You say: I can't manage
You say: I'm afraid
You say: I'm always worried and frustrated
You say: I don't have enough faith
You say: I'm not smart enough
You say: I feel all alone
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