Wednesday, April 10, 2013

In Just 10 Minutes

One afternoon, while I was eating brunch on my balcony, I watched a storm blow by.  It took about 10 minutes. 


Hopeful

It went from being dark and windy to bright, sunny and breezy.  I actually saw the wind blow the storm clouds from the west to the east and out toward the ocean.  It reminded me of how quickly the storms of life pass by.  What might feel like forever is really just a brief moment in the big scheme of things.  Knowing this probably won't take away pain or discouragement but it might lessen those feelings.  It may give a sense of hope that wasn't initially there. 

We all need to focus on bright sunny days in order to help us accept the loss, disappointment, illness, hardships and frustrations that are a necessary part of being human.  Everyone needs something to look forward to, something positive and good.  We all need to hope.

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.  And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.  Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. 
 
Romans 5: 1-4

 *I'm participating in the 2013 A to Z Challenge. Every day in April (except for Sundays) I will be posting according to a letter of the Alphabet. To read more about my theme, click here.



6 comments:

  1. In ten minutes, anything can happen. Great post.

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    1. I never thought about it that way. When you do, you realize how amazing life is.

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  2. Beautiful post on how the quickness of passing time and life!

    Sherrey at Healing by Writing

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  3. In the Philippines storms come during the rainy season. They pass by a few hours, but some storms have stayed much longer and wrecked havoc on life and property. We have learned how to count our blessings - just as you said,"focus on bright sunny days" - and move on.

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing, Rosanna.

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