Recently, there have been a number of blog posts from friends, quotes on facebook walls and email inspirations coming in that deal with overcoming the heavy baggage of hopelessness with the piercing lightness of Truth. Each one of these posts, quotes and emails starts a wave of fresh thought that makes it easier for us all to experience Truth and Love on a larger scale. So I wanted to add to this momentum.
I wrote this post some time ago that shares how I came to experience this lightness and hope in my life.
This was my ultimate challenge many years ago:
No place to live.
Plans to have a family dashed.
But the worst of it was I felt I had lost my connection to God.
So, added to my list was little hope. I say little hope instead of no hope, because it was a little thing that helped me. That was the idea that in spite of everything, God loved me.
It has been several times now that I have told this story about how I re-built my life after a life changing challenge. But today I am reminded that getting out of horrible, dead end situations sometimes takes just one step. And it can be a little step, and that’s okay.
I read this today from the book of Job (which was the catalyst for this posting)
There is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout
again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.
Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock
thereof die in the ground;
Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth
boughs like a plant.
Life prevails over even the worst that can happen. Even a slight glimpse of this idea will start us in the right direction – a “scent” of this refreshing thought will get us up and flourishing once again.
I am praying for these small glimpses of peace, hope, progress for all those who are
impacted by tragedy, by the confusion of war, or one’s own sense of isolation. These small glimpses are like light in a dark place.
A little step toward the light is so practical, so do-able. A little step, a short prayer acknowledges this light. It puts a wedge into discouragement and lets the light glide right in.
This leaves me with a feeling of authority and growing dominion. We have what we need to overcome discouragement and disappointment.
God loves us. And with this nugget of Truth, we can grow to understand that this love is a rock on which we can firmly stand.
Here is another post from my new blogging friend, Lindsey Biggs, who shares her post on the same theme:
Let the light in to your consciousness!
Kim C Korinek, CSB
banner photo (c) Micah Korinek; other photos by Gabe Korinek, Kim Korinek, Brad Crooks. Leslie Larsen (c) 2016