Let the Wind Blow

Last year was one of the best years of my life. I embraced it and still relish in all of it but truth be told January 1st all hell broke loose and my life went from sunny skies to a tornado touchdown or at least it felt that way. I thought for about 60 days I was drowning in the waves of life. I’m not 100 percent sure that I’m out of the storm but I am 100 percent sure I have faith that no matter what happens I’m going to survive.

My shrink told me often “People think strong people don’t bleed.” How well I know that to be a true statement. I take responsibility for my lack of vulnerability in not being able to say, “I’m drowning or I need help.” I’m working on that childhood wound that tells me I cannot show weakness or some may think I’m failing by judging me. Ironically even though I’ve stayed strong, kept the faith, pushed onward, and not dared shared my pain, I’ve had more people bless me in the last 60 days than I can recall in a long time.

Strangers and acquaintances have become friends and have blessed me financially and with words of encouragement even though they knew nothing about my situation. And you know I don’t believe in coincidences. I believe it’s just a reminder from God that he sees all and knows all. He sends the right people to us right on time. Right when we need someone to say that one thing we need to hear. Right when we think we cannot survive another day.

And when we embrace the “haves” instead of the “have nots” it’s a game changer. It will make you dilute the storms of life and give you an attitude of gratitude. Storms always bring in new, new seasons, new growth, and changes. Storms wash away the old and disrupt things that need to be rebuilt. If we accept that our storms in life bring newness then we can rest assured that relationships will change and people will leave us in the storm but new people will come. We cannot grieve the losses if we stay focused on the new.

I encourage you today to allow the storm in your life to bring a new freshness to you. Stop trying to hold on to things and people that are no longer meant for you. Stay focused on the new season coming in your life. Be thankful for the “haves” and stop worrying about the “have-nots”. Let the wind blow.

Published by Dana

Creative writer about my life and life lessons. Survivor of abandonment, addiction, narcissist relationships, and trauma. Still dealing while I'm healing. Thank you Jesus!

2 thoughts on “Let the Wind Blow

  1. I pray for you to always be strong enough to weather every storm and to never stop learning from what life throws at you. I love you! God Bless!!

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