Overcoming Difficult Trials

God Is In Your Darkest Hole…Helping You Out

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I came across this story and had to share it with you. Life has both good and bad times but there is always HOPE. Hold on to your faith! Trust that God will provide the strength, ideas, friends, and means to bring you through your  trial or testing. He is all you need!

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey. 

He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement he quieted down. 

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. 

As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off! 


Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy: 

1. Free your heart from hatred – Forgive. 

2. Free your mind from worries – Most never happens.

3. Live simply and appreciate what you have. 

4. Give more.

5. Expect less from people but more from yourself.

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3 thoughts on “God Is In Your Darkest Hole…Helping You Out

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  2. I love this story. I was unable to comment (no box popped up) when I first read it, but what a story and what a message! Awesome.

    • cherylz1961 on said:

      Hi Genevieve,
      I am so glad you liked this story!! I always feel a bit guility when I post something I didn’t personally write, but I think several readers were blessed by it. I guess God knows what should be posted on this blog and hopefully, I will always be obedient and comply to His nudging. Happy New Year!

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