Life is struggle and triumph, winning and losing, breaking and mending. None of us leaves this earth without being touched by the darkness of struggle and pain.
Today I’m over at the Mudroom Blog talking about hope, struggle, and that “thing” inside our hearts that won’t let us waste away in desert places.
The crazy thing I have found about darkness and struggle is not just how they cloud and distort perception, but how they can also be a place where we find Light. I may think of these things as my enemy because I cannot see clearly. I don’t know about you, but when I cannot see what’s coming ahead of me, I freak out. When I cannot fathom an end to the trials and troubles, I grow weary from the ache of clutching tightly to life and hope. I may even hastily choose instant comfort to avoid the pain I might have to endure, but in the darkness I am finding there is light unearthed that leads me onward to healing and hopefulness. I have to focus my gaze, throw off fear, and not get sidetracked by the not knowing of how things will turn out.
Come read the rest at the Mudroom Blog. I hope you’ll be encouraged.