I have been through some storms in my life.
Learning to weather any storm, instead of trying to stop it was painful. My nature was to stop things from happening and keep the seas calm.
Walking on eggshells will make your feet sore.
Being treated wrongly over the years comes in the form of a storm. Doing the next right thing is all I know to do. Forgiving comes easy for me, but forgetting takes time. The pain is similar to bricks, when placed together make a pretty sturdy wall. Not to lean against, but to be surrounded by.
This quote about the butterfly describes it well. They wrap themselves in a cocoon, like I would huddle close to God. God can get me through any storm, but it’s knowing when to fight, or seek shelter. Seeking God’s shelter versus fighting the fight myself yields richer results.
Letting go of hurt, and pain is not easy but it’s a must.
Otherwise, we are afraid to love and enjoy life again. It’s not fair for me to expect a new person to treat me like an old one. God will send people to help you through the storm and protect the cocoon. When the storm is over and we allow ourselves to step out, the beauty begins. We are better than before and life is beautiful again. Then we can love.