Everything can change in a split second. You can be just waltzing down the street at the top of the world when everything can crash down around you with one step. This change can be good or bad. Even though sometimes when the change starts off bad, it can turn to good. That is definitely possible. With one phone call things can change. They certainly did for me.
My life to me is nothing short of a daydream in progress. Every day is guided by Jesus my Saviour whom I trust with my life and spirit and I am never anything but amazed at what He’s done for me. And I know that will never change. But sometimes life can throw you one mean curve ball when you’re least expecting it. My baseball mitt was definitely not ready for the slider I was thrown last week.
When you decide to yourself that life is comfortable and you don’t every want it to change, you may as well be building your comfort on top of sinking sand instead of a solid rock. The collapse is inevitable no matter what you do. You may feel a little wobble here and there in what you believe is the sound construction of your daily routine and complacency, but you ignore it. It cannot be there. Your life is too held together to fall apart. Nothing can destroy your structure. But little do you know that one breath of wind or one lapping wave can shatter your familiar feel. And you feel as if the world may end with this one change.
I can definitely be described as a dramatic person. I can play up the smallest situation. For example: on a regular car trip the other night to a hair appointment I happened to notice the creeping leg of an arachnid feeling it’s way around the material where the car’s roof and windshield meet INSIDE THE CAR. Needless to say, the panic that ensued (from me alone) made me rush out of the car still screaming. My only thought was the spider tumbling down to land on my leg and then enter the scene from the Spiderman movie where Peter Parker is lying helplessly on the floor with a huge spider bite on his hand. My mind instantly jumped to the stage. I have never panicked over observing a spider before. I can stare at the ginormous tarantula in our local zoo for fifteen minutes without batting an eyelash. It’s the ones that sneak up on you that tend to disrupt my life. But all spiders aside (and gone hopefully), I am a dramatic in every way. So when something changes that to me is big, I go full-stage and lose it.
I can never stand in front of a mirror at any point present, past, or future and say the following words: “I am the model Christian. Perfect in every way.” And there’s a reason. I fail my Heavenly Father in so many ways. I often forget that when the wind blows down the perfectly built abode of comfort and security, to go to the One who will help me pick up the pieces and carefully build them back together. As I dramatize a situation and lose it, I forget to look at Him and say, “Can you take the wheel please? I can’t drive anymore without You.”
So after I lose control for about five minutes, I pray. It’s not always easy to believe that everything will come around and that life will go on. Sometimes it’s very difficult to trust when things have come apart at the seams. But God will always be there. No matter what.
So when life gets you down and things crash around you like an avalanche, pray. When the winds of change blow through the world of comfort you’ve built for yourself, pray. Pray for God’s protection and help. And as you lift up your head and move on, just sing along to Dori’s song.
“Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming…”
So really change is not all that bad. It can bring along with it a new world to you. Something different that you needed in your life. This change can destroy you at first, but then you’ll see the light eventually.
Jesus will always be there to swim along with you and stay beside you. Even when the tide has gone out around you and you find yourself somewhere completely unknown, He’s there. He is your helper no matter what. He is your Saviour. Just keep swimming.