It always has, and it always will.
Therefore… if you believe that your world is darkening…
if you believe that the culture of your nation is growing dimmer by the year…
don’t blame it on the dark!
Darkness is only doing what darkness does.
“If darkness is winning the battles, my friend, it is because light is not doing it’s job.
You are light.
So wake up.
You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world…
… —shine! (Msg)
Life can be hard. The economy. Heartbreak. Skinny jeans. Oh, yeah, skinny jeans. Despair can easily follow a shopping trip for a new pair of jeans. It never goes exactly the way I envision it in my mind. And when you think about, neither does life. At some point in our lives, most of us will face times that shake us to our core. The love, the joy and the hopes that we say good-bye to can cause us to think that we will never be able to function. When you’re dealing with a massive challenge, it’s okay to feel numb at first. Disbelief and denial can then lead to a sense of injustice. You think, why is this happening to me? This isn’t fair. It’s okay to feel scared and understandable to feel sorry for yourself. In the midst of tribulation, these feelings can be alluring.