Storms happen; they’re just part of life. But not all storms come to disrupt your life! Read on for a new perspective and 10 inspirational quotes and Scripture verses.
No matter how much we plan or try to prevent them, we’ll face storms in our lives.
It’s the truth.
And our natural reaction is to see them as a negative experience. But not all storms are meant to be destructive.
Some can help us grow!
That seems counterintuitive to me, so I’ve written this post Not All Storms Disrupt Your Life Inspirational Quotes to help convince you.
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Facing a life storm can seem daunting.
But, award-winning author, Paulo Coelho, provides a new perspective with his statement, “Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path.”
Enduring such storms can be our greatest times of growth.
But before you can see this opportunity, there are several pivotal points to consider.
Of course, that’s not easy to do when you’re caught up in the middle of a storm, so here’s a list (and quick links) to help you remember:
Not All Storms Disrupt Your Life
It’s essential to remember that we all face storms in life, so you’re not the only one who is facing troubles, no matter how alone you feel in your trial. Storms are a catalyst to push us out of our current comfort levels and experience changes that can help us grow. Sometimes the Lord allows storms in our lives exactly for this purpose.
It was not enjoyable at the time, but I believe the greatest periods of growth in my life have come from overcoming the troubles I’ve faced. Sometimes I’m even grateful for the experience afterward.
Let’s dive a little deeper into these three points regarding not all storms disrupt your life.
1 It’s Not Just You
One of the myths we believe when we’re facing a life storm is that we’re this ‘special person’ who has storms in our lives and no one else does.
That is just not true. Everyone faces storms and has trouble in their lives.
Life is full of ups and downs.
And like it or not, we have to go through them. But honestly, without the downs, I wonder if we wouldn’t recognize or cherish the good times as much as we do!
So if you’re a person of faith, lean on the Lord. Dig into Scripture for encouragement and to help you remember Christ is with you and provides the strength to get you through.
Also, reach out to others.
Talk to your friends and family. You’ll not only receive support and encouragement, but you’ll also probably notice the advice you receive comes from people who have faced and overcome similar storms in their lives.
Going through storms of life equips you to help others.
2 Storms Push Us Out of Our Comfort Zone
Growth requires change.
But as creatures of habit, it’s hard to make the necessary changes to mature, improve ourselves, or achieve our goals in life.
Storms push us toward change.
In other words, storms can force us to see our situation from a new perspective illuminating the need to push ourselves to move forward and outside of our comfort zone.
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3 Storms Cause Us to Shift Our Thinking
Often when we are in the midst of a storm we can’t help but think, “Why me!”
But the better question may be “Why not me?”
Not all storms disrupt your life for the worst. Sometimes, they’re the event that helps you see not only what you’re capable of, but what is possible.
Often, without the event happening, you wouldn’t achieve or experience the best part of your life.
So don’t discount your opportunity in the storm you’re facing. It might seem like the worst thing to happen in your life, but with the right perspective, it might turn out to be the most influential thing to happen in your life!
But you have to keep going.
So give yourself a pep talk.
Say kind things to yourself.
Implement good self-care.
Whatever you do, don’t just hang on or keep on swimming.
Do something proactive.
- Going for a walk in nature
- Sitting or sleeping under a weighted blanket <source>
- Using a box happy light (especially in the winter months) <source>
- Natural calm gummies <source>
- Spending time in prayer
10 Not All Storms Disrupt Your Life Inspirational Quotes & Scripture Verses
1. “After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.” – William R. Alger
2. 33 “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NLT).
3. “No way out but through the storm now.” – Lisa Wingate
4. 8 “We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. 9 We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (NLT).
5. “In the storm’s of life, you can survive by grace, faith and hope.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
6. 28 “And we know that God causes everything to work together[a] for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28 (NLT).
7. “Thunderstorms are as much our friends as the sunshine.” – Criss Jami
8. “Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: 22 The faithful love of the Lord never ends![a] His mercies never cease. 23 Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. 24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” Lamentations 3: 21-24 (NLT).
9. “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
10. 22 Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall. Psalms 55:22 (NLT).
In conclusion, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post called Not All Storms Disrupt Your Life Inspirational Quotes.
Although we can plan or try to prevent storms in our lives, they’re a part of life, and not all storms are meant to destroy us. Life storms can help us become the best version of ourselves if we see it as an opportunity – and I hope I’ve convinced you that you can!
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