Wow...I have been reflecting like crazy over here.... Part of my Dalies that I strive real hard to do is to Read my Bible and Journal along with Illustrate whatever comes to my heart.
One of my Bible times this week reminded me of my childhood. I've seen so much darkness in my Life from a very early age. I've carried Secrets, healed from Trauma and most importantly been covered by Christ's mighty Promises. Promises of Hope, Love, Salvation, Comfort, Forgiveness, Strength, Companionship, Grace, Eternal Life....I could go on and on. In my life the list of fulfilled Promises is endless...I am so grateful, for every strife or hardship I can see the worth behind it, the lesson, the strength that it provided me. He has been preparing me my whole life for the days to come. Many steps ahead of me he is there preparing the way for me, even when it makes no sense to me he knows what's best. These passages bellow is what I read and meditated on.....
2 Corinthians 4:3-10....3And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”[a] made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
We are not Abandoned, nothing can Destroy or Crush us. We don't have to live life in Despair....we have the Light, God's Light inside of all of us. When the darkness surrounds us and threatens us all we have to do is let that Light SHINE out into the Darkness...... We are the ones with the power of God, He has already fought and won for us....we don't need to fight, we only need to Believe and have Faith.