So everyone in life has gone through storms. We have struggled, been hurt, been in such a bad space one didn’t know whether they would come out of it intact or come out at all. Storms come as a violent disturbance to any atmosphere and often enough this is what we focus on.
Storms usually make us more short-sighted than we already are. We can barely see beyond the howling winds, the thunderous situation, the blinding lightning of the words that have been spoken, the coldness of people’s hearts towards you. We always tend to focus on the extremities of the storms. Focus on how hurt we are, the pain we are going through, how life is just plain unfair and how we just wish the storm would pass. And there’s nothing wrong with looking at such things, because in that moment, you are hurt, in pain etc. And its okay to feel but don’t dwell there.
I recently learnt that there is more to the storm than just the few negative issues I pointed out. There is what we refer to as the Eye of the storm. This is simply the calmest place to be within a storm. You see, every storm and I mean EVERY storm has peace/calm attached to it. You know the story of Christ when he calmed the storm? Christ is the Prince of Peace and sadly the disciples forgot to see that, instead they saw the possibility of the boat capsizing etc. In that storm, Christ was the peace and the disciples, had they looked beyond the moment of the storm, they would have realized that in Christ they were safe and secure.
And it’s the same thing with us even now. All around us there is turmoil, a lot of turmoil. But within that turmoil-peace abounds. You just need to re-focus the lens you looking through. You just need to find the eye of the storm and for me, that eye is called I Am. Positioning myself in Christ, the storm called heartbreak, pain, depression, you name it cannot destroy me. When ive put myself within the ‘I’ of the storm, it doesn’t mean that the storm has ended. It just means ive literally allowed someone who is greater to handle the storm for me. He protects me within that ‘I’ of the storm. He protects me from the sea gulls that want to snatch away my joy. Protects me from myself. Protects me from getting hurt from the debris that is as a result of the raging storm. And he ensures that he energizes me and equips me, and teaches me lessons and after the storm has passed. He gives me a song. A story of his grace and mercy.
So im simply trying to say, that when you go through a storm in life, Remember that the storm is not permanent. It was never created to be. We as humans, usually make it last longer than it has to. Remember that in EVERY storm, there is the ‘I’ of the storm. The safest place you can find yourself within any kind of storm. Do bear in mind that even within the ‘I’ im not saying that you will not feel pain etc, you will, but it’s a pain that can be attended to by I Am.
Go through your storm in life, knowing that there is peace for you within it.