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The storm is out there, and every one of us must eventually face it. When the storm comes, pray that it will shake you to your roots and break you wide open. Being broken open by the storm is your only hope. When you are broken open, you have a chance to discover for the first time what is truly inside you. Some people never get to see what is inside them; what beauty, what strength, what truth and love. They were never broken open by the storm. So, don't run from your pain — run into your pain. Let life's storm shatter you.

The beauty of being shattered is how the shards become our character and our marks of distinction. This is how we are refined by our pain. When the storm rips you to pieces, you get to decide how to put yourself back together again. The storm gives us the gift of our defining choices. You will be a different person after the storm, because the storm will heal you from your perfection. People who stay perfect and unblemished never really get to live fully or deeply. You will not be the same after the storms of life; you will be stronger, wiser and more alive than ever before!

"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky." — Rabindranath Tagore

You see, it is our pain that connects us to all of the most beautiful parts of life. Love is such a marvelous pain. Birth, death, and suffering show us the essence of life and teach us so perfectly what is most important and precious. We are all made complete by our pain. When the storm of life comes howling and raging outside your window; when you look that tempest in the eye, there will be a quickening in your instincts. In that moment, you will burn with aliveness. Your total intelligence knows exactly what to do, because you were made to weather the storms of life. You will survive, and both you and the world will be transformed.

"Pause and remember— You will make it to the other side of this hardship. One day you will look back with wiser eyes, understanding and gratitude. Hang in there!" — Jenni Young

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Being broken open by the storm is your only hope.
When you are broken open, you have a chance to discover for the first time what is truly inside you.
Don't run from your pain — run into your pain.
The beauty of being shattered is how the shards become our character and our marks of distinction.
When the storm rips you to pieces, you get to decide how to put yourself back together again.
You will be a different person after the storm, because the storm will heal you from your perfection.
You will not be the same after the storms of life; you will be stronger, wiser and more alive than ever before!
You see, it is our pain that connects us to all of the most beautiful parts of life. Love is such a marvelous pain.
We are all made complete by our pain.
Your total intelligence knows exactly what to do, because you were made to weather the storms of life.

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Iamo Winnie Mokmok - facebook.com
I loved the message thank you.

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Zoe Roumeliotis-Karbos - facebook.com
You have an amazing talent and gift in the way that piece was expressed. Thank you so very much and god bless.

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Elaine Ingle - facebook.com
This is beautiful and true. We are honoured who experience this

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Ann Atwood - facebook.com
Amen

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Jeannie Ramos - facebook.com
Wonderfully put!

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Kathy Walters Sandilla - facebook.com
Moving Forward

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Sandra Bullock - facebook.com
Magnificent post! Good stuff!

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Kathy Foreman - facebook.com
Learn from lives storms!

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Yen Sy - facebook.com
thanks for this

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Christy Lynn Hawley Thornton - facebook.com
Glad i aint da same !!! Tired of da dang storms tho !!! ; )

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Bren Bunagan Borgonia - facebook.com
beautiful!!

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Esther Winninger - facebook.com
Storms.

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Lynda Ryan - facebook.com
The storms of life are what make us who we are today at this moment in time and I must say I am truly grateful for getting through mine

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Raman Kutty Raman - facebook.com
Yes that's the storm teach3s u

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Brandy Nichole - facebook.com
Awe Ellen thank you. I just want to run away and never come back i could go more into detail but my mamas making it worse she treats me like Joyce mas

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Ramona Reyes - facebook.com
So true good pm

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Cheryl Williams - facebook.com
I miss me!

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Kerri Yost Kilby - facebook.com
"Broken open" A very good description.

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Melissa Wade - facebook.com
Beautiful...perfect!

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Ron Nancy Forrest Eide - facebook.com
My storm was my hospital stay for pancreatitis. It was a very emotional experience . The rest of my life has changed. This is the rest of my life. My Faith was failing fast. I went to sleep thinking I would never see my family again. Well here I am. Life is more beautiful. Anger, judgement , regrets are a waste of time. Love.... Fills my heart in an abundance. I laugh more. Let hurts to the wind. Hug more. Life is good!!!!

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Dora Alano S - facebook.com
That's true!

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Steven Coldren - facebook.com
That's awesome amen.

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Juan Carlos Nixon - facebook.com
True that! Loved it!

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Sophie Farr - facebook.com
I have been through a couple of storms in my life and I am trying to get through a storm and trying to get my old self back as i know that's truly who I am and since I really want it I hope I can get my oldself back just stronger and more old me again but Eva all true and everyone will past this stuff it just takes time

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Eva Tillman - facebook.com
I've been through quite a few Storms in life,and I can truly say Thank You JESUS. Thank You GOD , Thank You LORD I made it.

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Tammy Parnell - facebook.com
AWESOME IM THERE AND YES IM WALKING WITH THE WISE AND LOVING AND CARING, OUR CREATOR OUR EVERYTHING, LOVE ONLY , AMEN

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Kim Suzanne Roddy - facebook.com
<3

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Linda McCarney - facebook.com
SO VERY TRUE

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Kelly Goen - facebook.com
Awsome and.I.am ready to weather this storm and eyes to my heart have been open and am waiting to see u and too be with you ty j

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Stephanie Martin Goss - facebook.com
Love this....so true!

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Terrie Williams - facebook.com
WOW! Josh, you've done it again!!!

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Jillouise Breslauer - facebook.com
:)

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Vivian Mcdermott - facebook.com
After so many storms I was able to learn strategies to go through them,without letting them consume me. I guess a lot of my storms were part of my past.However I love my life and I am seeing that my storms have shaped my character and the person I am today. Having true empathy has been my reward and a deeper understanding of myself.

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Jean Heath - facebook.com
Very truthful.

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Dee LovingLife Lucas - facebook.com
INDEED

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Debbie Hughes Link - facebook.com
Beautiful!

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Cristina Callangan - facebook.com
amen

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Vanessa Jane Lucas - facebook.com
It's a little different when someone has had to endure a lot of those storms so early on, and for so many years of their life, sometimes it is okay to hide or run away for a little while, because at the end of the day, the rest of it still applies, we can still choose how we put ourselves back together

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Maria Teresa Dela Cruz - facebook.com
Very nice post.,so meaningful and fully understood!

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Teresa Winfrey - facebook.com
Wow

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Marianne Chandler - facebook.com
Wow deep and meaningful x

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Start from the Heart - facebook.com
Love this <3

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Katie Shepherd-Finch - facebook.com
So true!! We never really know what we're made of and how much strength we actually have until we face those life storms.

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Ajla Limani - facebook.com
Soo true

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Amanda Alexander - facebook.com
Living Witness Here~ Enough Said~

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Kofi Ceaser - facebook.com
Repost G-Auntie so true ive been in the strom for awhile and I got so tried of the strom tried to get out over and over, and I didnt understood why, it like I was calling and calling. but God knew that I wasn't ready to come out the storm, so I started to pray harder every chance I got and reading his word more bit by bit day by day. And then I was coming little by little. And now that I have been patient and ready to step out my comfort zone and try something New that I never thought i'd be doing. Now look where im at living and loving life he broke me open so that I could see what kinda of person im and to be that person the he created me to. So Thank Lord for never letting go of my hand Thank guiding me through the storms

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TeresaandRachel Rodriguez - facebook.com
Amen

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Rosemary Burkins - facebook.com
always a rainbow

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Melinda Pickens - facebook.com
<3

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Vera Val - facebook.com
true shared, thanks

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Ruby Ida Denton - facebook.com
That's "for sure and for certain."

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Leone Anne Pizarro - facebook.com
Doreen Ann Korutz

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Roya Khodaie - facebook.com
If you come out of the storm!

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Marilyn Berovic - facebook.com
Still walkin out but at least there is the light!

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Linda Higgins - facebook.com
Thank you very true Amen

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Sandra Roussos - facebook.com
Truth!

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Janet Jenders - facebook.com
so very true... Namaste !

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Susie Quinn - facebook.com
for that i am grateful

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OK

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AmenSee Translation

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<3!

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Charlotte Beukes - facebook.com
Can I please get out ot the storm that is called my life at the moment !!!

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Athena P. Villafuerte - facebook.com
walking out of the storm in my life-- made me feel more blessed and loved and stronger than ever before .

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Maria Angelica Torres Bonifacio - facebook.com
When you come out of the storm... Tony Gantes

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Ambyr Lynn Laskowski - facebook.com
Thanks Laurie Spagnualo

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Laurie Maunsell Spagnualo - facebook.com
Mallory Spagnualo and Ambyr Lynn Laskowski. Xo

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Kathy Rose Hammer - facebook.com
Beautifully written...true story!

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Louise Dawson Annie Love i get it!

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Cha Kanji - facebook.com
Well said. Storms shakes out the unwanted and that which is real is make permanent coz it hangs within while the fakes are blown far off.

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Janet Gower Cookenour - facebook.com
How true this is. Been through that storm. I am a better person for it. I feel sorry for the people who do not even realize satan is still rolling you in it. God have mercy on their souls.

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Jastine Lewis - facebook.com
Thank you Bryant 4Sharing this Truth!I can feel it,...I know you there 4each one of us entering the Storm,we'll be Fine!Namaste!

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Janet Ferguson - facebook.com
YOU have weathered this storm, sweet Shelley! And the beauty, strength, truth and love remain. They ARE you!

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Charee Hoff - facebook.com
Amen

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Michael Onyemaechi - facebook.com
Amen

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Naidoo Roshen - facebook.com
The storms shake off unsteadyness and leaves you unshaken,that's the real you,if God is your anchor on whom you hold on to!

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Isaac Ratemo - facebook.com
Heart touching

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Maryam Hassan - facebook.com
Powerful love it

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Tracy Beh - facebook.com
So resonating with all the wisdom after facing a slew of storms. Shared with deep thanks to Healing with Art, Poetry, Songs & Psalms where poetry and healing posts are shared daily. Blessings!

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Monica Louise Daleman - facebook.com
True😇

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Reta Mark - facebook.com
I Agree!!!

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Charlette Smith - facebook.com
AMEN

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wow

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Amen

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Thank You. shared with much Love, Tina

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Amen

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Kymmie Jones - facebook.com
Sumetimes For Sum Of Us The Storm Doesn't Pass Altho When It Does ,Thers Just Another Storm To Battl Thru .Hence Why I Dance Thru My Storms Or Just Used To Them 😟

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Joanne White - facebook.com
So true!!

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Christars Daniels - facebook.com
I TAKE IT

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Eden Miljes - facebook.com
Nothing Can Shake Or Break You...If You Firmly Believe In The Power of Our Creator! His Love and Guidance Will See You Through all The Storms, Trials And Tribulations That you Face...In Life!

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Mary L Wheeler - facebook.com
So True!

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Debbie Andriske - facebook.com
Amen

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Arnel Acuna - facebook.com
love this

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thnx 4sharing

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Rene Contreras - facebook.com
yes we will.

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Love this!

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Diane Carminati - facebook.com
Amen!!!

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thnx

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Sujjit Chaudhuri - facebook.com
AMEN

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:)

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<3

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Georgina Danquah - facebook.com
AM GETTING OUT!

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Debbie Pinkard - facebook.com
Very true

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Thank you!

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Yesss ...

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true

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yes

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right

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Proof positive!

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yes I understand

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I want to believe this!

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TY

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The path to be a HERO!...

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