Finding Hope When Things Go Dark
The fuel of hope propels us forward in life. When adversity falls
upon us in the form of tragedy, trouble, and strife, we need a Light to
see our way out of the darkness. When we are in the darkness we say
things like "'There is no hope.' or 'I do not see any way out of
this.'" Our language expresses how we see our reality in adversity.
However, there is always hope and Light. In the middle of the day when
the sun is brightly shining, we can get lost in a deep, dark cave with
no Light to help us see our way out. In the darkest cave, just because
we cannot see the sunlight, does not mean the sun is not shining. Just
because we cannot see the Light, does not mean the Light does not exist.
When we are immersed in the dark caves of our life it is important for
us to remember there is still Light to help us on our way. It is also
important for us to remember we control the switch that brings the Light
into our darkness. If we were in a cave and we had a working flashlight,
we would be the ones who control whether we were in darkness or light.
In the same way, the darkness in our life can be dispelled. We dispel
the darkness in our life by calling upon the Light, by throwing the
switch to the "On" position, and by listening to the source of
all hope speak our name.
These words were posted at one of Shepherd's Care Ministries Sites
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