Life is Like the Sky

April 28, 2011 — 9 Comments

I’ve learned that life is like the sky.

No matter how clear and blue the sky may be at the moment, eventually there will be clouds again. Life is the same way. Some days, the bills are paid, the body is healthy, and life seems joyful and beautiful. Life’s forecast is blue skies, a rainbow, and a gentle breeze on those days.

But in those times I must remember that the sky will not always be cloudless. This isn’t pessimistic; it’s realistic. Because just as clouds come rolling over the horizon, so troubles and challenges will come rolling into my life at various times. Because of my relationship with God, this is not something to be fearful of; it’s simply something to be prepared for.

No matter how dark the sky may be at the moment, eventually the sun will shine again. I have been in tornadoes, hurricanes, and thunderstorms of all shapes and sizes. I have watched them blacken the sky and spew their environmental fury across the landscape. But I have never seen a storm that lasted forever. Eventually, the clouds parted and the blue sky and sun reappeared.

Life is the same way. Life can be cruel. Huge, billowing clouds of disappointment and pain can darken the landscape of your life. But no matter how dark it may be in your life, I can promise you that if you’re a child of God, the sun will shine again. That’s not optimistic; it’s realistic! This too shall come to pass.

So outlive the storm. Because life is like the sky.

And the Son will reappear.

Can you see the Son or are the clouds blocking your view? You can comment here.

 

  • Julie

    So true Josh! Thanks for sharing!

    • http://joshuamhood.com Josh Hood

      Thanks, Julie!

  • zenny casia

    yes i agree! there’s always sunshine after the rain. and you deserve the sun when rains fall on you.

    • http://joshuamhood.com Josh Hood

      I’m glad that when the rain is falling, the sun is still shining, even when
      I can’t see it!

  • aligrace

    “I have been in tornadoes, hurricanes, and thunderstorms of all shapes and sizes. I have watched them blacken the sky and spew their environmental fury across the landscape. But I have never seen a storm that lasted forever.”
    Hallelujuah! THANK YOU LORD! :)
    GREAT post Josh!

    • http://joshuamhood.com Josh Hood

      It’s hard to go through the cloudy times. Sometimes it’s not rain that’s
      falling; it’s tears.
      So God comforts us with these words: “…weeping may endure for a night, but
      joy cometh in the morning.” – Psalm 30:5
      Tears are temporary! And they’ll be no precipitation in Heaven. :)

  • Gary Taylor

    “So outlive the storm. Because life is like the sky.” Nicely done, Joshua. I’m pasting this into my quote box. I think I’ll list it as a future post for GenDads.com

    Let me add a piece still circulating in my head and around my heart after my son’s death at 31 a few years back (so, no math is required to figger I’m an old, seasoned coot). Here’s the weather report for the fast-moving and highly destructive storms of life: Life is short (boy, do I know it!), Life is hard (even under the protection of denial). Life is unfair (I’ve received AND dished out my portion). Life’s end is uncertain (be prepared).

    Here’s the “Son”ny forecast: The clouds will disappear and there will be a glorious Sonrise in the morning…only if you’ve subscribed to the right weather channel.

    • http://joshuamhood.com Josh Hood

      Wow, Gary, I can’t imagine the pain you’ve been through. Losing a child has
      to be one of the darkest storms anyone could weather.
      I’m glad we’re going to a place where no storm clouds will ever darken the
      horizon again! The Son will shine. No more tears or pain. Perfect
      conditions. Forever and ever.

  • http://www.bigb94.wordpress.com Brandon

    This was a great post! I read this yesterday…