This week's reflection reminds us to follow Jesus, not this world.
Reflection of the Week - 21 August 2019
Posted in Faith
We all have dark days.
When there seems that the light at the end of the tunnel has been extinguished
And the future holds little hope.
We feel shrouded in blackness; unable to smile, unable to care.
It's exhausting and the burden is heavy.
LORD, you are the God who saves me; day and night I cry out to you. May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry. I am overwhelmed with troubles and my life draws near to death. I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am like one without strength. I am set apart with the dead, like the slain who lie in the grave, whom you remember no more, who are cut off from your care.
God, only you know how I'm really feeling. You truly understand. Words fail me - but you hear the groaning of my heart. Longing for a better day, and a brighter future. Longing for hope.
Even when I'm in the pit of darkness and the world is no longer bright, I will continue to talk with you, God. I know you care...even when I can't quite feel it. I know you're there...even when I feel distant. May I walk through the darkness knowing that You've promised a better day, O God, and find hope in Your promises, even when I'm feeling hopeless.
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