1. prove more powerful than opposing forces; be victorious.
synonyms: win, win out/through, triumph, be victorious, carry the day, come out on top, succeed, prove superior, conquer. 

When natural disasters or personal tragedies occur the difficulty is in accepting what happened, and then rebuilding yourself. Everyone has their personal story of prevailing, and they can be awe inspiring. Will you make your impact and help others write their own story of prevailing?