Strength Through the Storm

Sometimes when I talk to people who are new to preparedness or reluctant to start, I find, and many admit, that they are so afraid of the future and what it could bring, that they don’t even want to be here to experience it.

In other words, they’d rather be dead. Every time I hear that it takes me aback just a bit.  I wonder why these people feel they don’t have the strength or fight in them to get through these Last Days and the calamities that will accompany them. Maybe they forget what Awesome things come after all of the ugly stuff, or maybe it’s something else. I’ll go into some of the accompanying issues and problems related to this way of thinking in another post but for now I just wanted to share some quick thoughts on the subject.

Soapbox alert:  It is my firm belief that those of us here on earth right now, had a chance before we came here, to glimpse what we’d be dealing with. I suppose, because we are here, We stood up and said, hopefully with great enthusiasm, “Bring it on! We can deal with that, if that needs to be dealt with, we are the ones who will do it.” I believe, to a certain degree, we saw the challenges we’d face and we rejoiced in the opportunity to be here in some of the toughest times. We recognized then that it would not be easy but we knew our abilities and capacity and our faith and that we could ask for and would receive divine help when needed.

Recently, I came across a quote that I wanted to share.

It’s attributed to ~Haruki Murakami

“And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in.”

And I would add,  “You’ll be the version of yourself that finally realizes and remembers that you were born for this.  That strength was always there, you just needed a storm to uncover it”

Lion facing the storm

Comments

  1. Pam says:

    I agree, if we just want to lie down and die I think we would be disappointing Heavenly Father in that we already said we would do whatever we needed to during our time on earth. Recently I had a issue bothering me and when I prayed about it the answer that came that very day was “Be still and see the salvation of God.” In other words, do what I am supposed to do and He will take care of all the rest, no matter how hard the trial.

  2. Kathy says:

    I think it’s important to consider that there are minor events that we need to be prepared for. Right now on the east coast, there are people who are sitting in “heat index” days with no power to turn on a fan. Their cars won’t be refilled until the gas pumps have power. If there is no power and if they have no cash, they can’t operate the ATM machine to get a loaf of bread, assuming the grocery store is open.

    These minor events aren’t major End of Days scenarios, but certainly within our ablilities (and responsibilies) to prepare for. Why should first responders have to come and help us when we could help ourselves and their efforts better used to help the least able to help themselves?

    It’s easy to get caught up in questioning if this is IT and freak out about it. That’s why I think your blog is so important and useful. Educate yourself. Do what you can and know that there are some things that are not in your control. Then know that we will not be given more than we can handle. That’s God’s job.

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