You Will Never Be the Same Person . . .
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” ― Haruki Murakami
This is the horse still moving through the storm. He is represented by the dark blues reflecting the darkness of the sky, wind and rain surrounding him. His white mane whips in the wind but the strength of his body and legs propels him forward after the other horses, trying to desperately make it through the storm.
I love the quote. "You won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about." Each day we wake up a bit different from the day before. Everything we have said the day before has set something in motion in someone's life. Everything we do in our actions is exactly the same. One hurtful word can cause years of therapy. One hurtful action may cause a life of pain and distrust. On the other hand, when you bring love and sunshine into someone's life or day, you set positive things in action. You are NOT the storm but you are the calm.
I really like the verse you read next. You are in the calm safe zone if you are moving within the Lord's direction for you... until he wants to toughen you up some more. I always call it my Plateau when I pray. I pray for a resting place to regain my strength to go back out in the storm.
"The priest answered them, “Go in peace. Your journey has the LORD’s approval.” Judges 18:6