The ups and downs, mountains and valleys and the winding staircases of life have an interesting way of draining the fun out of life.
The husband has started keeping late nights; the wife is suspicious of everything, nags about everything and has incredible temper tantrums;
The children seem to hiding something; they lie about almost everything and tend to be rude when confronted;
The employers have become cold and look ready to give the sack at the least mistake;
Colleagues at work conspiring to make you look bad before the boss;
Pressure from peers to fit in the group;
Professors attempting to drown you with endless heaps of projects and assignments;
Whiles others try to indulge in inappropriate relationships just for academic favors;
Parents turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to what you’re going through at the moment you need them the most;
We’ve all got issues and they never seem to end. It sometimes feels like we’re players in a live survival game where a brief moment of triumph over a situation is immediately shortened by the invasion of a bigger problem. And after some time, we begin to feel tired of the pattern: problem, success, bigger problem, setback, success, huge problem…. When does it ever end?
And after some time, we tend to forget the essence of some routine habits we practise. We stop praying and our hope in God begins to waver.
But I learnt something encouraging the last time I visited the beach. As I watched the waves threatening to overwhelm anyone close by, everything calms down the next second and the calm that follows is heavenly. Then before you know it, another big wave comes up.
So I asked myself, is that all you do, dear sea? Just let your waves roll over and over day and night?
But God whispered to me through the breeze, “Trust the One who held you firmly in your first storm to take you through the rest.”
Life like the sea will never stop threatening to overwhelm us with problems but as long as we hold the hand of the God whose voice has the power to calm every storm and wave, we are safe.
God speaks to us all the time; through people and through nature. But we are always busy trying to keep up with what the world is bringing forth.
Once in a while, take time to breathe and watch the simple ways of nature. The solutions of complex human problems can be found in them.
I learnt a good lesson during my beach therapy and decided to share it with you because you are very dear to me. Have a blessed week and stay safe.