Everything happens for a reason.
This is a fact that is hard to admit in our darkest days and most depressing moments of life. However, as I have experienced countless times, it is true.
Whether or not you believe in God or a god who is controlling and determining what happens in your life, it is hard to deny the fact that your past experiences have shaped you into the person you are today.
One of the most important lessons that I have learned is to always have hope. You cannot lost hope. Although at times it may seem like all hope is lost and there is no solution, you must always remain optimistic and trust that the dots will connect in the future for you.
When you look back on your life, and the past years you have lived through, everything - no matter how good or bad that has happened to you - has undoubtedly made you into the person who you are today. If one of those things did not happen, you would be an entirely different person today. And that may not always necessarily be a good thing.
So never lose hope.
Trust in something, and believe that it will all work out somehow.