I think some moments or seasons that are thrown at us that take our breathe away are meant to grow us, change us and test our Faith and Endurance. I try to pray, sing and smile my way thru them. The Lord usually shows me amazing passages of scripture as I go thru these times. I found 1 in the Psalms this past week that delighted my heart and suited the situation. Maybe we are like this trained jasmine vine I saw in my neighborhood Sunday...and we are weaving a beautiful pattern of life as we go along.
Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy; they will sing before the Lord, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in truth. ~Psalm 96:11-13
I'm trying to color outside the lines like my youngest. He got into my sharpies and blinged out his clone war trooper batallion. lol He tells me to "Taste the rainbow, Mom!!"
I love to stop, look and listen when seasons come that are different than we expected. There are moments to delight in along this journey that are up-lifting and meant to help us go from strength to strength.