I think every day we wear shields or armor to hide the daily battles we deal with in our head and heart. The shields hide our anxieties, hurts, mental battles…..the list could go on. The past couple of years have shown all of us that going at it alone does not fair well for those who try.
Growing up my Mom use to say m, “God does not give us more than we can handle.” I’m sure many of you reading this have heard this saying or you said it out loud or in your head as you are reading this. One thing I think my Mom forgot to stress is that through my struggles I’ve always had a partner helping carry the weight, so it wouldn’t crush me. Faith!
Joshua 1:9 Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord, your God is with you wherever you go.
There were times where my faith faltered and I wasn’t sure that treading in deep water was ever going to end. I wore a smile and moved through the motions that life was okay – it was normal. I know you are thinking when is my positive point going to shine through. Well, it is when the skies aren’t showing a ray of sunshine that you remember you have the brightest light ready to lead the way! Turn to your faith and cast your fear, doubt, and anxiety to him.
His light will fill you with hope, encouragement, and strength. Above all, He will clear your mind from the doubt and replace it with a renewed spirit of hope. We all need hope and faith every day so that we may face whatever unfolds. Hold tight to your faith if you are struggling, and if you are not be the flashlight for others and help light up their hope and faith.
Psalm 18:28 For You light my lamp; The Lord my God illumines my darkness.
John 8:12 -I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
My faith is my flashlight! Have you charged your battery?