Fear doesn’t have to be a bad thing. It can be a great motivator for change. It’s when we stop moving that the fear catches up and attempts to overtake us.
It’s when we lose faith that all hope appears lost as well.
When our shadow becomes bigger than our God, we are headed for certain doom.
What is the solution?
For me, it’s about surrender. Relinquishing control on a daily, sometimes hourly basis. Opening my hands as a sign of my willingness to release what I am holding, in an effort to accept the blessings that await me.
They don’t always appear as expected, sometimes arriving in the form of pain. However, as I have seen time and time again, blessings are often the reward of difficulties endured.
So keep going. If you’re in the middle of hell, don’t stop. Just put one foot in front of the other while breathing in the divine strength of the moment and exhaling the toxic fumes of discouragement and doubt.
You were created for so much more.
Thank You, Joy, for sharing these thoughts… Hard as it is to be ‘here,’ it’s nice to know that ‘someone out there’ does understand and can express it… ;-} Yes, the ‘when going through Hell, keep going’ has been a theme expressed by many – and I am trying hard to keep going… with God’s help…and patience on both our sides…
Thoughts and prayers are with you my friend.
I know the last couple of years there have been times I have been just soaked in darkness and despair and the only way I have survived is to feed myself God’s word, cling to him in prayer and hide under his wing until he burns away that darkness. I do not always agree with God’s timing but I do know he is trustworthy and thus I hope through the struggle.
Beautifully written Mark.