It’s dark out there.

In the last six weeks, we have lost two young men to suicide and another one to a motorcycle accident, one young lady in my life is fighting with every ounce of strength to stay alive in the face of an ugly disease, and two of my friends have been diagnosed with cancer. And that’s just what you can see on the outside. Besides that, I have a friend who have been cut to the core by evil men, another one with a broken heart, and a third one with a hopelessness that takes my breath away. And that is just what I personally know…

And in the midst of it all, we meet to pray every Thursday. We call ourselves the SWAT Team–Shouting Warriors Attacking Daily. But today, I kind of just want to lick my wounds, you know?

Until God comes in the room.

Because when He does, everything changes.

And all of a sudden, the fog lifts and I see my place. These are the days for standing strong, these are the days for declaring truth and going forth in His Name.  These are the days for lifting our heads in the face of all the sadness that we see, and simply declare His victory. These are the days for moving forward as we hear Him speak, and step into the Red Sea that He means to split. These are the days to be who we are.

For such a time we were created. For such a time I was created.

And the wounds, they will heal themselves in His Presence. For when He comes into the room, everything changes. What I see and what I seek changes. And I become bold like a lion. And I do it afraid. And then, the fear drops away.

 

Sometimes, I link up with any or all of these wonderful writers: Hearts 4 Home,SDG, Hearts Reflected, WLW, EOA, Things I can’t say, Growing Home,Play Dates with God, Monday Musings, Hear it on Sunday,Inspire Me Monday, Tell me a Story, The Better Mom, a Mama’s Story, Into the Word, In and Around Mondays,OYHT, gratituesday,Titus2Tuesdays,Extraordinay,Lessons from Ivy,Denise in Bloom, Sweet Blessings, Faith Filled Friday,Finding Joy,WholeHearted Home, Mom’s the Word, Reclaiming a Redeemed Life, Still Saturday. Wildcrafting Wednesdays, WFMW, Tell His Story

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