If you live in the north-east part of the United States we all see this storm approaching. Some down by the shore are already getting slammed. The real part of Sandy has not even hit yet. Power will be out and major damage will occur. This is a terrible storm that will devastate many parts of NJ, NY, CT, and many other parts of the east coast.
I know through all of this terrible devastation there will be an outpooring of love. People will pull together to get through this storm. Waters will rage. Winds will fiercely blow. Through it all we will not be defeated. Humans will rise together to the occasion. Humans will rise beyond the occasion.
As a trainer I use a line I heard my trainer friend Carrie say, “If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you.” This is going to be a huge challenge. It will change us. Every disaster situation has changed us. From 911 to Katrina. Every devastating, catastrophic event brings change. We learn and change.
We are all equipped to handle this. We will all get through this and get from this.
Hold on to each other. Check on neighbors. Check on family.
If you are worried it is ok. If you have fear it is ok. What will get us through is holding on. Holding on to faith. Faith will hep you have courage. Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is doing things in the face of your fears. Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
You will have many storms in your life. You will have many things that challenge you. Winds will try to know you down. The water will rise over your head. You will not be defeated. You will not give up. You will get through it and get from it. Ypu will give from it. “No, in all of these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Romans 8:37
Be safe but be courageous. We will be stronger tomorrow than we are today.