As the song says, “Every storm runs out of rain…”
Eventually the clouds will fade and the sun will peak through, and your storm will run away. The puddles will dry up, and the grass will grow again. Clouds may appear in your skies again from time to time, as a storm may come near, but you know that the worst of it is behind you. Storms can’t last forever, especially with a gentle and loving God such as our own. Tears eventually will dry up, and a smile will creep across your face. God has shown you the other side, it’s in the near distance. He didn’t leave you or abandon you. While it may not make any sense for right now, someday it will. Someday you can look back with a smile and say you’re glad that it happened. It made you who you are and who you will become.
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under Heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1. Sometimes we have to fall down, flat on the ground, in order to get to where God needs us to be. We have to struggle in order to grow into strength. It’s just the way it is. It doesn’t make God a mean Father or unloving, it makes Him a Father. He only ever does what is best for us, He makes no mistakes. God doesn’t change, He is the same today as He was 2000 years ago, as He will be 2000 years from now. God threw me into a hurricane, and I saw no reason to believe it’d ever go away. No reason to believe the sun would shine again or that the rain would stop pouring. But sure enough, today it did! Today I felt the release of much heartache and distress, and felt an opening into joy and a future. I felt my arms open wide to a loving Father. I thought He had been hiding out, or that I must have messed up in some way. The devil was telling me lies, and I was full of fear. God says no more. He’s going to take me on the adventure of a lifetime. Where He will lead me, I don’t know, but I know it will be better than where I’ve been, and more than I thought I could have. He did not hurt me to leave me. God broke my heart, so I could learn to live and love as He needed me to. It’s all His perfect plan for me. And I will accept it as my own.