These changes come, but not without a Storm in my life. The Storm brings destruction; but that’s exactly what must happen before true change can take place. The old must die before new life can emerge. It is necessary to go through the change process, and that is The Storm.
My friend, Martha Beck, describes it this way: “Loss of control is the essence of the Storm. We may lose control of our emotions, our actions, our work, our relationships, our bodies, everything. It all devolves into chaos—not just the normal inconveniences of daily life, but disruptive, preoccupying chaos, events and feelings we can’t ignore. Plans fall through. Efforts fail. Jobs disappear. Relationships end, or become fractious and impossible.” We wonder if we can even SURVIVE the storm!
Having gone through many such storms in my life, I begin to recognize the pattern. I yearn, The Storm sweeps into my life, grace comes, followed by understanding, and finally the change takes place bringing new growth and new life. After The Storm there comes the peaceful joy and delight as I stand amazed at the new growth that has taken place.
As I grow in life experiences, I come to recognize storms as a necessary part of my journey – a place where the new growth takes place in my life.
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