It seems as though we may be in for some dry weather – after all the rain we’ve had over what must be weeks now. Floods have caused so much chaos – damage and loss – lives have been changed forever. The river in our village rose very high – farmers are having to come to terms with the fact that their fields are flooded.
So many of us have experienced times in our lives when situations and circumstances have changed our lives forever – a bereavement – job loss – sickness – we feel that we can never ‘get over’ the situation – yet – somehow we have to ‘get through it’.
Often after such changes have happened in our lives things seem to ‘get back to normal’ – ‘life goes on’ – but fundamentally things have changed forever. Our outlook on life – our values – livelihoods – family lives – and often our faith is affected – challenged – and changed.
I’m thankful for a faith in a God Who never changes – One Who I can trust- even when I can’t see the way – when I don’t understand – when everything around me changes.
I often comment that – without the faith that I have – I truly don’t know how I would live my life. I’ve seen many changes – life seemingly turned upside down – and some of those things have changed me – but – I pray that they have changed me in a good way – in a positive way.
We cannot control a lot of the things that happen in our lives – but we can control our response to them – as we seek to ‘get back to normal’ – our attitude can have a big impact – not just on ourselves but on others too.
Life may have changed for you – you may feel you’ve been dealt a raw deal – that things can never ‘get back to normal’. I pray that you will be strengthened – able to allow your circumstances to change you – to make you a better person – stronger – wiser – more able to empathise with others when their lives are changed – help them too – and find that ‘being changed forever’ can be a good and positive experience.