*uncertainty of what is to come
*hardships associated with what currently is
*solutions/the end does not always come easy or when we want/expect
*worry can be inevitable
The storms of life come to make you strong. It's within the storms when you often realize what you are made of.
During to storm, a choice has to be made - often multiple times throughout - fight or flight, so to speak.
Many other thoughts are had also:
Can I really handle this storm? Do I have what it takes? This is so hard? How will I ever get through this? If I hide/quit/ignore, maybe the storm will go away/work itself out.
I wonder how many people take time to reflect during or after experiencing storms in their lives? Do people evaluate how they have change as a result of their experience? What did they learn? What worked? What didn't? How are they different for better or worse as result of the storm?
This scripture came to mind as I prepared to write this post. James 1:2-3 says, "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because the testing of your faith produces perseverance." (NIV)
As a woman of faith, I am still a work-in-progress when it comes to "counting it all joy" regarding storms, but my faith allows me to experience storms from a different perspective.
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