Some years back, one of my big sister’s friends asked her to accompany him to a function he’d been invited to. He was-still is- a celebrated gospel artiste, and had been invited to be a guest speaker in an all-girls’ high school during their Sunday service. While addressing the girls, he called three of them to get up on stage.
One of the girls stood, facing the one in the middle. The one in the middle was sitted, facing the rest of the school, while the third one stood, with her back to the one in the middle. From the illustration, the guy explained that the first girl represented someone walking into a storm. The term ‘storm’ was figurative for the challenges we encounter in life. The second girl represented someone caught up in the storm, while the third girl represented someone coming out of a storm.
In life we experience many difficulties. It could be an illness, financial problems, relationship issues… etc. and based on the illustration, we see that eventually one gets out of the storm. Life has been designed in such a way that nothing is permanent. Whatever problem we experience is only meant to last for a while. It could take days, weeks, months, or even years; but truth is whatever it is, it too shall pass.
The problem with most of us is that we get discouraged easily, but if we persist long enough, we will see the challenge come to pass. So whatever it is you’re going through today, don’t give up.