Riding Out The Storm….
Life in general has often times runs smoothly and then at times, we have several bumps in the road. My thought was, there is probably a meaning out there on what ‘riding out the storm’ means. Here is what I found: To deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged too much. It was a difficult time but they managed to ride out the storm.
Our lives normally seem to have their ups and downs. Throw in the loss of a spouse – things really change! In time, we seem to be doing pretty well in our new ‘normal’. During our process of learning to live without our spouse, we do learn to adjust. Then we are thrown a ‘new normal’ which effects so many people and we have to adjust once again. One of God’s promises is from Psalm 107:29: He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.
As we go through these storms in life, how do we react or how do we get through them? With the Coronavirus that has effected the world, we truly have to learn how to handle things so differently. More so than we ever thought with being instructed to ‘stay at home’. Thank goodness we have some exceptions such as getting essentials, going out for a drive or going for walks but keeping a six foot distance from other.
There are so many questions each of us have. Whether you are an extrovert or an introvert, we each handle things differently. With what has happened to us in the past, I hope we can reflect on those things to remember how we handled them and how that can apply to what we are currently going through.
Feeling isolated and alone can be overwhelming…… There are so many options we have today even though we are staying inside. There are several ways to stay connect. We have social media – which can be good and bad. There is our home phones, cell phones, facetime so we can see each other. There are applications such as Skype or Zoom where one can have several people on a call at one time to stay connected.
What have you found that works for you? Regardless of what you are going through, it is so important to stay connected with family and friends. We do not need a ton of people in our lives but a few to help us get through these times.
For me, keeping God as my focal person to go to, no matter what I am going through is where I go to first. He is always there for me! Yet sometimes I can be so impatient and I wonder if He is ever going to be there for me. Psalm 89:8-9 reads: Who is like you, Lord God Almighty? You, Lord, are mighty, and you faithfulness surrounds you. You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.
During the uncertain times in our lives, when things do not seem to go our way, God is always with us. My prayer is that you rely on Him. No matter what we are dealing with, with God’s help and the help of those close to us, we will get through get through these uncertain times.
My prayer is you feel God’s arms wrapped around you. If you know of someone who has walked down the path of widowhood, don’t hesitate to reach to them. If you are feeling isolated or alone, please reach out to someone you trust…
Blessings and hugs to each of you!