Saturday, October 12, 2013

Day Twelve: Every storm shall pass

It is a sporadic stormy day here in Wisconsin. One minute, it is sunny and the next it is raining cats and dogs! Isn't that what life feels like sometimes? One minute everything is fine and then all of the sudden it is like you are being attacked with problem after problem to the point where you feel like you have no control over the situation anymore and you just want to break down and cry. Well, guess what-- You didn't have control over the situation in the first place, God does. So stand out in the rain, take what God is giving to you, because He has a reason for it.
Schoolwork, heartache, friendship problems, family problems, pain; These storms will pass. You have to trust in the Lord. Trust that He knows what He is doing. Believe that no problem is too minuscule for Him, and pray that He shows you what to do. One thing that you should keep in mind, though, is the people that God put in your life. He put them there because He knows they are going to help you. So, when you are going through these problems, when these storms have come, do not forget about your friends who have always been there for you. Go to them, talk with them. It may help. And for everyone's sake, please, do not just push them away. They will be pushed further and further and at some point, they may just think that there is no way to get back, so they will give up. Keep your friends close because God put them there in your life for a good reason. Remember that they are not there to be your human punching bag, figuratively or literally. Love one another, and love yourself. Pray.

"And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing." 1 Thessalonians 5: 14-17

 "... just remember, the storm doesn't last forever. It can scare you; it can shake you to your core. But it never lasts. The rain subsides, the thunder dies, and the winds calm to a soft whisper. And that moment after the storm clouds pass, when all is silent and still, you find peace. Quiet, gentle peace.”- S.L Jennings, Fear of falling

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