There are so many stories of people going through “dark hours” only to discover a strength they never knew was there. These stories fill history books, novels, the Bible, and our own lives.
Unfortunately, the fact that we would need to go through hard times (or dark hours) to know our true strength, as this quote by Doe Zantamata suggest, doesn’t sound very exciting. It’s a step most of us would rather skip; and understandably so. It would be nice to know our true strength without any unpleasantness or discomfort. But how can we realize it if we’re never faced with situations that require strength to begin with? “It’s only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves…” On the bright side (no pun intended), the light that shines through those dark hours can never be dimmed. It is a strength that lasts—poised and ready to be an extra boost of light to shine us through.