That storm is a blessing. It washes away and blows away what needs to be gone from your life and makes you realize what and who is really important. ~ Michelle Wetherell
More often than not, people want their circumstances to change, especially if they are adverse. They will also, more often than not, pray “Lord, change my circumstances.” And, more often than not, the Lord’s reply is “It’s you that needs changing. I want the circumstances to help change you to be like my Son.” Learning to live in the Peace of God. You know you’ve done that when the storm comes and goes and you’re still standing in one piece with Peace. ~ Tim Owens
The worst part is when they ask you, ” What happened to you, you have changed.” and they see that your storm is nothing and tell you that you are weak they have no idea what you have gone through. ~ Marmoura Morris
Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn’t something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn’t get in, and walk through it, step by step. There’s no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That’s the kind of sandstorm you need to imagine.
An you really will have to make it through that violent, metaphysical, symbolic storm. No matter how metaphysical or symbolic it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through flesh like a thousand razor blades. People will bleed there, and you will bleed too. Hot, red blood. You’ll catch that blood in your hands, your own blood and the blood of others.
And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.
Those ‘storms’ throughout the years have really shaped me into the person I am today and have made me realize just how strong I am. I’m thankful for each & every day I’m still here and appreciate/cherish the things and people in my life more than I ever did before. Life is just too short to do otherwise. ~ Danielle Voigt
Sometimes it’s you yourself that cause the storm in your life and when it’s on you there’s no turning back. You will have to face it and go through it hoping you will come out whole. ~ Wendy Cupido