Daily Archives: January 17, 2009

Lives change…

It’s a fact. Just like the weather, lives change. Our existence shifts and morphs, part of the consequences of being time-bound. Sometimes the sun is shining and it is a beautiful, balmy day…then the rains come.

Oftentimes it is while we are in the middle of a storm that we need to remember that lives can and do change. There are some people that can’t fathom the storm passing, and some even take their own lives because of it, and that’s truly a shame because there is always hope and always a chance for chance. Often the storm is of our own making…other times, life just seems to happen.

This is a reminder to hang in there if you are in a tough spot because life moves onward; it must, yes, it is one of those time things again. It is also true that we never really know for sure what is on the next corner. And, yes, this is where God comes in. Well, He’s been there the whole time, really, this is just where I bring Him up in the post. God is with us in the past, present, and future whether we believe in Him or not. He can never be caught off guard, He can never be surprised, He never stops being present at all times.

There is no life so screwed up that it can’t change, or be changed. Sometimes we humans feel so very alone…but we aren’t. Sometimes we think a storm will never pass, but it will. God never promises that even if we believe in Him that our earthly lives will be perfect. No indeed. In fact, He promises us that there will be tribulation. The rain falls on the just and the unjust alike. As I pointed out in a previous post, a call for calm, we should realize Who precisely can control the very weather.

Regardless of whether or not we are believers, it is always nice to also have humans around that care for us too. God is always with us, but every now and again it is pleasant, and comforting to be consoled by other humans. If we find ourselves in a position to provide that comfort to another human, we should. And if we find ourselves in need of comforting, we should be able to turn to others whilst we wait for things to change.  Pray for people if you like, or, if you don’t believe yourself, ask someone who does to pray for you…what can it hurt?

Don’t give up if you feel life is screwed up for you right now, hang in there. Life moves on.  And, if you happen to find yourself in the sun right now, give thanks and enjoy it, and maybe “reach out a helping hand” to someone else who may need it.

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