The older we get the wiser we are supposed to become. That is the standard way of thinking. However life's bumps and bruises can produce such different outcomes. Some learn from these moments. Some run from these moments. Some face these moments with soul cleansing. With bravery beyond normal limits. When one is faced with illness, with death, with struggle. The only choice to keep you alive and well is to face the challenge. But not alone. The aloneness will drive you insane. No our spiritual side has to kick in. Belief that there is a higher power. Belief that when you are at your lowest, you is not who will get you through. The Soul is the survivor. The soul goes into survival mode. God feeds the soul. God is anchored there. Calling on him in your time of need is what should take place. Waiting on the result is called faith.
Luke 21:34-36 But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap. For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”