Believe in the Light

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My heart is heavy today for various reasons.

Something that is becoming very clear to me is that the struggles on people’s hearts are there no matter the season of the year. And even though this time of year is known to be the most wonderful time of the year, the truth is this time of year can amplify the struggles on our hearts.

When I was sitting trying to work today, my mind just kept spinning in circles back to those who are struggling right now.

I couldn’t concentrate so I decided to lay the work down and got up to light a candle.

Why?

Because I needed to visually remind myself that there is light available even in the midst of the dark times. I needed to press pause on my circling thoughts, take a deep breath and meditate on truth. I needed to remember to seek the light of God’s love so that the heaviness doesn’t stop me from moving forward; although admittedly I was a bit stuck for a while today.

If you too have a heavy heart today for whatever reason, I wanted to invite you to join me to…

Pause. Breathe. Pray.

May we choose to seek the light of God’s love in the darkness. May we remember that although there are heavy times and dark seasons, God’s love and truth is there for us to hold on to to lift us up out of the mire and put us back on solid ground. May we believe in the light rather than allow the darkness to become our truth.

With love and hope,

Shawn

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” - John 1:5