Every storm has an end. Think about it. There is not one hurricane, tornado, tsunami or flood that is still threatening destruction. They have all come to an end. Some brought great fear and loss along with them, but they all ended.
You have endured some tremendous storms in your lifetime. Storms that seemed to come out of nowhere and slammed into you full force. No warning, no preparations, but you made it through them. You have endured some extremely tough times too—relationship struggles, financial difficulties, health problems—yet each storm has come to an end at some point in time.
We have this tendency to think that what we are currently facing is the hardest thing to ever happen and that we aren’t going to make it through, but then tomorrow comes and we make it. Yes, there are tears; yes, there is pain; yes, we feel as if we are about to take our very last breath…but the storm calms and we find ourselves on the other side.
No storm lasts forever. It may seem like they do, but if you take time to look back at everything you have come through in life, you have made it to the other side of some crazy, difficult and troubling times…but you’ve come through them. That’s the important part. You made it. Maybe a little weary and beaten up, but you made it.
Life didn’t overtake you. You didn’t crumble. You may look different. You may have battle scars, but somehow, some way, the storm ended and you managed to see the sun shine and a rainbow light up the sky once again. You will do it again, too.
Today, you may feel as if you are surrounded by an earthquake, strong winds, a downpour, tsunami or lightening. You may even feel like they are all hitting you at once, but even this crazy, mixed-up storm has an end. Don’t lose heart. Don’t lose hope. Let the winds blow and the rains fall, but know that you are going to make it through. You have endured much already, you will endure this too. Hold on!