Lesson From Beach Therapy


The ups and downs, mountains and valleys and the winding staircases of life have an interesting way of draining the fun out of life.

Quite a common scene, isn’t it?

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.”

Scary for a second and then it’s all gone…

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.

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23 Comments Add yours

  1. Wayne Augden says:

    Josey, great post. One of your best, I think. God bless you, and keep up the good work, sister.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Wayne! Really appreciate your comment. Have a nice day! 🙂

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  2. Lester Young says:

    Much insight and wisdom there…thanks, Josey!

    Lester

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    1. joseyphina says:

      God bless you for passing by, Lester! 🙂

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  3. LightWriters says:

    A joyous reminder that all of our blessings and breakthroughs begin with God. Blessings, Josey.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Susan! Blessings to you too!

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  4. lgyslaine says:

    marvellous post 🙂

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Merci, Gyslaine!

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  5. Robyn Lee says:

    Beautiful post – and so true…. nature is our teacher in so many ways ! x RL

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Robyn for your lovely comment and for passing by. 🙂

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      1. Robyn Lee says:

        Most welcome Joseyphina! 💐

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  6. kyrian777 says:

    Thanks for sharing this post. Great lessons in life!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      And thanks for passing by, Kyrian. God bless you! 🙂

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  7. Sebastian says:

    Thank you for this!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Stay blessed! 🙂

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      1. Sebastian says:

        Thanks, and you as well!

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  8. Michael says:

    After patiently reading two of your posts, it’s obvious that I love the way you think….we seem to share a common line of thought. I will surely come back 🙂

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Wow….it seems you’ve been won over! I’m pleased. Thanks for sticking around. 🙂

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  9. conmakhalira says:

    What an insight…to God alone be the glory! Thanks for the post.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      And thanks for passing by! 🙂

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  10. Kim says:

    Lovely post Josepyhina….lots of truth.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Kim! 🙂

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