One thing I have found to be true as individuals we hurt in different ways. The same would apply to grief, love, laughter, play, sorrow and the list goes on… If it were that simple we would move and breathe in the same manner. We are unique in looks and also in actions. What is also true, in order to heal we must not allow ourselves to rehearse the hurt. Rehearsing the hurt keeps you from moving forward. We also need to understand the phases to hurting; identify, address and release the hurt. I know this all too well, the hurt is like a wound and the healing is the scab. As you continue to rehearse the hurt the scab comes off and becomes an open wound again. 

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.

The good in the storm can yield dual benefits: 1st – remind yourself of the good that took place during the storm and 2nd allow the good to place you in HIS perfect peace as you move through the storm and into your new season. Now we know as we go through the storm there is good and bad things that we’ll encounter. Allowing the good to generate peace in your life is helping me. How many people remember the good things that happened to them while they went through a storm? When you talk to people about their crisis or storm they tend to focus on the bad. In most cases they rehearse the hurt over and over again.

During the midst of my storm I have had my share of the bad, but the beauty is the good over-shadowed the bad. Its hard to recognize that while you are going through the thing. As I think through Jordan’s Amazing Journey I am realizing, the good for me is Jordan. Jordan’s smile – courage strength and faith are all characteristics that have rendered a testament to who he was. In this season the word has become life to my spirit. This is another word that has spoken to me:

For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning Psalms 30:5

Also, yielded a peace that surpasses my understanding. I find myself smiling as I think about what Jordan blessed us with. I also think how he made different choices like going back to school. I knew he was tired but he whole heartedly wanted to be at school. He loved interacting with his friends and of course his favorite teachers, which were all of them. Here is a scripture that coincides with this post and in this season;

For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland Isaiah 43:19.