Stormy Seas & Rollercoasters

I am amazed at how I have survived even the toughest storms over the years. I wish I was referring to thunderstorms, because I’m not really fond of them either. But I’m referring to the storms of life.

Picture a fishing boat out in the middle of the sea when a big gust of wind rolls in and catches the hoist that holds the net and snaps it in half, causing the crew to scramble on the deck, slipping and sliding on the guts and scales of the fish that had already been processed. And then, just when they thought things were calming down, a 40 ft wave crashing on top of them sending them swimming on the boat trying to grab a hold of anything stable to keep them from being pulled overboard.

Yes, that is how my life has been – many struggles, pain, heartaches, and loneliness. Just waiting for calm waters and wondering why they don’t appear more often.

Similar to the adventures of being on the stormy seas, is riding a rollercoaster.

Especially the kind that straps you in and then turns you inside out and upside down and carries you through sharp curves, bumps, dips, twists and turns. Life can surely feel that way too.

So what do I do? I ask God Why? Why does my life have to be like this? And then He points me in someone else’s direction and I see the rollercoaster or the stormy seas they are on, and then I’m thankful for the one I have.

I don’t understand why things happen the way they do. We are not meant to know. And by the time we get to heaven to ask God, it won’t really matter anymore. So I just have to accept the storms, and ride the coasters and keep moving forward.



By | 2017-02-26T23:30:02+00:00 March 1st, 2016|Inspiration, Life Experiences|0 Comments

About the Author:

My name is Susan W (sue) Corbran. I am a writer, a Creative Memories consultant, a volunteer in Children's Ministry at my church, and an advocate for widows and gay Christians. I love helping people - whether it is by sharing my stories; consulting with others on how to preserve their most precious memories - photos and ways to tell their stories; or helping children learn about God - and for them to know that He loves them, no matter what! I am a Mom and a Grandma. I love to golf, travel, read, and listen to music (and play the piano and guitar, when available - simple songs!). Oh and I love to write - so be sure to read some of my blogs. I am a co-author of the book Emerge: Real Stories of Courage and Truth, An Amazon Best Seller, 2015, along with The Call to Soar, an Amazon Best Seller, 2016. An author of the ebook Five Simple Ways to Love Gay Christians You Need to Know Now, 2017, and other numerous blogs and articles for magazine contests. This year, 2017, I plan to publish a series of books for young adult (ages 9-14) in the genre of Christian Life. I also hope to publish a book of childhood memories (to share with my grandchildren). My hope is that God willl be praised and glorified by my writing for Him.

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