Singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne said “Trouble been doggin’ my soul since the day I was born. Worry just will not seem to leave my mind alone. Sometimes I swear it feels like this worry is my only friend.” You may recognize these lyrics from his famous song Trouble. Not only do many people recognize this song, they relate to it as well.
The storms of life are common to us all. Storms are inevitable. They are going to happen. Chances are, you are either walking out of a storm or into one. Storms are impartial. They do not discriminate. They impact us all. Storms are unpredictable. They can come at any moment, any time, any day, to anyone. However, the greatest news is that storms are temporary. That’s right. The storm you may be facing now is temporary.
If the wind is blowing, the thunder is pounding, and the lightning is flashing, take shelter. Find a place of safety. Your safety may be talking with a friend, a family member, a pastor, a counselor, or someone you trust. Your safety may be a day off, a vacation, time with family, etc. Take shelter so the storm can pass and the sun can shine. Remember, you’re not in it alone. It’s been said that “we may not all be in the same boat, but we are in the same storm.”