As I was driving home this morning from the mall area, I ran into four distinctly different weather conditions: by the mall it was blowing snow, by Menards it was clear but gray, in the Pike Lake area it was hazy and snowy but as I drove closer to home it cleared up and the sun was shining and I was struck by the thought that this is what life is like.
There are times where we feel like we are blown around by cirrcumstances beyond our control and we wonder how we will manage to get through it and we can’t see our hand in front of our face.
Other times in which we can see ahead but are depressed at the life ahead of us. Our outlook is all gray and unappealing.
The worst is when we are surrounded by chaos and turmoil. Everywhere we look, we see strife and stress and we lose our way and our focus and we wonder how we will ever make it out alive.
But then there are those beautiful clear spots, where everything is bright and you can see the road and the scenery on both sides and life is good and we are hopeful.
And as the weather in our area changes from moment to moment so does life. You can move to a different physical location but unfortunately you can’t move away from life. It has a tendency to follow you no matter how far you run. The trick is to remember, “This too shall pass” and clear days will return again.
I once read that you should wait three days before making a serious decision about your life, since it is possible things will be different at the end of those three days. I must admit to not following that advice and by the grace of God, I am still here.
In the time that it has taken me to write this post, my weather outside has changed from sunny to gray, snowy and windy to sunny again. Much like my life.
So hang in there my friends and be ready for the changing weather of life, never giving up during the storms and appreciating the clear days!
Musings from your Mad Queen