Without rain nothing grows
In Spanish, there”s powerful saying, Dios aprieta pero no ahorca “God squeezes but doesn’t strangle” which means that every adversity, heartbreak, and failure carries with it the potential for you to benefit and grow from your hurtful experiences.
I’ve come to appreciate how true this actually is. God is always there to protect us. In the midst of despair, just when we think he has abandoned us, God embraces us. Of course, when we are in the midst of the storm it is impossible to see or even contemplate how something devastating could contain an equal or greater benefit for our life. Grief can often blind us, preventing us from seeing the gift God has built for us in the experience.
One true experience that i heard about a repairman who came to a friends house last week to fix their furnace, he was walking with a cane. They inquired what had happened, he had suffered a stroke. He went on to further to explain that the stroke had actually saved his life. Had he not suffered the stroke; he would not have gone into the hospital where they discovered he had stage three Lyme disease. Without this event, his Lyme disease would have remained untreated as he had never felt any of the major symptoms. The doctors explained how fortunate he was. Had they not started treatment right away, the disease would have gone into his nervous system, heart and possibly spread all over his joints. A stroke of good luck!
What do you think, coincidence or another divine plan of the Universe?
Like this story here, there are probably countless ones of a symbiotic relationship between our storms and our salvation. What is yours?
Trust that each storm brings you the opportunity for a gift. The next time you complain about an illness consider that perhaps that illness has come to alert you of something that requires attention and thus can save your life. Maybe that accident you had that wrecked your car is what protected you, that betrayal that shook your foundation was perhaps needed to prepare you to grow and evolve, that job you lost was to push you towards your actual destiny, that relationship that broke you is what perhaps cleared the path to a better life.
Stay in faith as there are divine forces working for you that you cannot see in the middle of the storm. Your job is to stay open to seeing as every adversity holds the tools to help you come out victorious. I am a strong believer that the Universe never allows us to indefinitely suffer —that’s something we choose for ourselves. As with any major storm, its rain, winds, and lightning can sometimes disrupt, but the aftermath always brings calmness, clear skies, much insight and if you are opened to realize the gift, you may even be lucky enough to see the rainbow.