hopeI don’t know if it’s the process of grief I’m enduring or the condition of the world, but just about everywhere I look seems to be shadowed with gray. People appear lost. It’s as if they have gone missing inside tragedy and grief. I’ve even felt that way myself.

But when it comes down to it, I believe we only lose ourselves when we lose our sense of hope. Without hope, what was once gray becomes darkness. Darkness has the ability to scare us into feeling that the light may never turn on. But if we look at light with spiritual eyes, it takes on a different meaning. From a spiritual perspective, the light is Jesus. And He is always with us so we are never really living inside darkness. Not as long as we believe that He is the light of the world.

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

-John 8:12

We might feel alone in the middle of a pitch black pit, but our feelings usually are not the best representation of truth. Not of His truth, anyway. And when we find ourselves stuck inside our own feelings is when we need to claim the truth in His word. I’m not going to tell you it’s easy. We need to dig deep to do it. Very deep. It takes gaining just a tiny shred of faith to have the courage to see His light, but that’s all we need. When we remember even the smallest amount of faith, we start to be able to see inside the darkness.

Regardless of what your situation might be, you must dig deep. You need to force yourself to find a tiny shred of faith. It will go a long way. Believing in the light before you actually see it brings miracles. It allows Him to move inside your circumstances. And most of all, believing in His light will cover you in a blanket of hope. And that hope will transform your heart.

Do not allow yourself to lose hope because you can’t see the light. Do not become a slave to the way you feel. Grab tight to faith and allow it to pull you into light and hope.

You’re going to make it!




My book, Nothing to Hold but Hope, is available via Amazon.

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