The storm always passes eventually and this one will too!
You have probably heard the expression, “this too shall pass”. If not, take it in now. Lately our country has faced a lot of natural storms. If you are alive you will always have storms in your life. There is no getting away from them. Seasons pass year to year and as humans we have them as well. Isn’t it like God to cycle everything created? I know you probably wish the storms would just go away but they are a fact of life. The bible says, “it rains on the just and unjust alike.” Remember this truth when you think you are the only one. You are not!
There are times when it is so tempting to give up in the midst of the storm. There might also be times when you will end up having to yield to the storm as it passes through. Within the experience there is a choice just like with natural storms. You can rebuild or walk away. The choice is yours to evaluate which one you desire.
Remember God is in you and outside of you as well. You are never ever alone in any storm. Jesus walked on water defying the laws of nature. I read once if you want to walk on water you have to get out of the boat. There is actually a book about this written by John Ortberg if you want to check it out. This tells you that some storms require movement on your part.
Whatever your decision in the midst of a storm, remember the eye of the storm will give you a breather to strengthen for the next round. You will survive and when you look back it will only be a memory in your head that you can now learn from, forget, and move on. (Just don’t go back and follow the storm!) Once it passes it has passed. Leave it there.
Love you from here!
Dr. Jenine Marie Howry