What Comes After the Storm?


Man in Storm

“When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone rich or poor” Eleanor Roosevelt

Life is full of storms. That’s what it felt like, back and forth with a mentally ill relative who lost touch with reality and trying to get the mental health professionals to communicate with someone who is in their right mind, something they won’t do unless the person having the issues authorize it.

Do you ever have weeks where you are bombarded by personal situations, making it hard to focus on the things you know you need to get done, even if someone is counting on you to do your part?

It’s been like that for at least two weeks. My focus was on a family member facing a possible mental break down. I’ve discovered that adult mental illness is one of those topics we don’t want to acknowledge or discuss when it takes place in the family. I was one. It took me a while to get pass the denial, but at some point you have no choice.

There are some things in life where pride may need to be abandoned in order to engage the help of others when we are facing a big storm. And it’s okay. Storms can be overwhelming, especially, in situations where we have no control.

So I’m over that storm. What got me through the storm? If you have ever faced what seemed impossible and felt hopeless, then you will understand that if I kept that impossible hopeless attitude, it was going to attract what the thought was sent out to do.

Instead I turned to prayer, not just mine, but I called and text several people to pray with me as our family faced this impossible, hopeless, hurdle.

The prayers were answered. But did God do it because we wanted to stop being embarrassed, or wanted to continue pretending that everything was all right? No, I don’t think so! Every man, woman and child has his appointed time. I believe this child of 25 years old now has his purpose, and it is not over yet, that God still has work for him to do.

I saw our prayers as an instrument in helping him to finish his journey. I heard a man say once, “That none of us will leave this earth before our appointed time.”

I’ve accepted that this is a thorn in our family’s side but it is a positive one. Our grandson’s condition will keep us in the right mind, heart and spirit, trusting in and depending upon our LORD.

Whatever you maybe faced with today in your family? Add prayer to the choices that the person you care about may be less hindered in finishing the race God has for them.

Let me know what you think.

Keep the faith,
Blondie L. Clayton

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