The chapters of our lives are mysterious and elusive. Each chapter is pivotal, whether we realize it or not. It is part of our transformation, and bettering our former self. Life chapters often appear out of order; some too short and others far too long. Sometimes we feel like we are in control and we know what the next page will read, and other times we are so afraid to turn the page that we sit in the darkness and allow the fear to paralyze us. In these moments, we convince ourselves that the known darkness of this night is better than the unknown of the next. What we often fail to realize is that each chapter has a purpose. It’s our job to do the best we can with the chapter we are in. When we surrender, we are our strongest. When we accept that our lives are not ours to control, we allow the pieces to slide into their rightful place. Only then can we embrace our beautiful brokenness.