A New Normal
On March 11, 2011, an earthquake hit off the coast of Japan. The tsunami that followed brought tremendous devastation to the land and the people. In the span of a few short minutes, thousands of lives were taken and cities were virtually erased from the landscape. Very few of us can relate to that kind of devastation, but all of us can relate to the storms of life that come out of nowhere, hit us hard and turn everything upside down. What do you do when life changes on a dime without your permission or advanced warning? You trust the Lord and recalibrate your life to a new normal. I don’t know what significant loss you are facing, but God does. Don’t let your heart get bitter … choose to get better. Is there a time of mourning when you experience a tsunami of sorts? Absolutely. Mourn for a time, and then get up and go on with God. I know it is not easy to do, but He promises to be with you every step of the way. Now that’s real hope.