In a conversation with my roommates the other day, I compared walking through this life with walking through a minefield...
There would be some seasons of life where we would be walking in between the buried land mines, but we were bound to step on a few along the way.
That was my life advice for our conversation that we were having about all the many changes that life brings and all the hard things we seem to have to go through to learn and grow.
To which my roommate so lovingly and semi-sarcastically responded, "Wow, Anna. That was really helpful."
If you know me well, you know that I can tend to take a slightly critical view on things. I'd like to say I am a realist, but I also know I can lean towards the overly critical.
So the sarcastic admonishment from my friend was well deserved.
And while it has been said before - and with great truth - that we are either preparing for a storm, walking through one, or coming out of one, we as Christians can not use these phrases as an excuse to have a negative view on this life we've been given.