Sometimes life hurts
No matter how good things are going sometimes things just happen to ruin a good day.
Things are going great then out of nowhere something or someone blindsides you.
Today I was having a great day and then out of nowhere something happened that just blew me right off my mountaintop.
Within a matter of a few minutes it seemed as if everything around me was spinning out of control and it just kept getting worse and worse. I tried to make it stop but it was out of my hands. One minute I was flying high and the next I was tumbling down the side of the mountain as the valley below seemed to open up and suck me in until I couldn’t breathe.
I needed air.
I had to get away from the situation.
I ran out of my house and got in my car and just drove….
I had no where to go but just kept driving, trying to catch my breath and figure out what had just happened. Every way I looked at the situation none of it made sense.
It just hurt.
I hurt so bad I wanted to just drive…
Drive away as far as I could go…
Drive and drive.
How could this happen?
I asked God why?
I told him I didn’t know what to do.
I asked him for help.
God I know you are here! Please show me you are here, show me you have this under control!
And then I saw it
You know it was not that long ago I would not have seen this as clearly as I saw it today. Less than a month ago God gave me a miracle, one that I will never forget. He gave me the gift of my perfect eyesight. Something I have not had for a long time. Something I would never have been thankful for until I lost part of it and received it back. In the midst of the storm God reminded me of that. He reminded me He is big and though things right now may seem out of control he still has everything under control.
As I write this I am back at home again. After seeing the rainbow light in the clouds I pulled over for a while and hung out with God as the sun set. I still feel sad about the bad stuff that happened today, but I do feel comforted by the fact that right in the middle of something so dark God’s light was still shining bright and I know that know matter how this all turns out I will be alright.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
forever. ~ Psalm 23:4-6