This post includes a numerical indicator mainly because I like taking photographs of stormy weather and there may be need to comment on storms in the future; so to keep from duplicating titles ~ I’ll number them.
It was thoughts of life’s storms that crossed my heart this morning as I read… (paraphrasing) “I am in distress. Sight is blurred because of tears. Years are shortened by sadness. Misery drains strength; wasting away from within.” Though not a constant state of being, whenever one of life’s storms has it’s way with us, these feelings do seem to dominate our very being.
Those sentiments could own any one of us at any given time on any given day. I think about you; those who I pass in the grocery aisle, stand beside at the super store, or sit next to in a restaurant or airplane. Who of you has blurred sight because of tears, whether freshly fallen on the outside or streaming from your heart on the inside?
Oh, do not stay in the valley! It is not necessary! Look up! Climb! Climb to the heights!
I read further and find the hope…(paraphrasing) “…you see my troubles, and you care about the anguish of my soul. Your goodness is so great. For those who come to you, You protect, and bless; you shelter them, keep them safe, and show your unfailing love. Be strong, take courage, put your hope in the LORD.”
Oh! Graciously and mercifully the light of Truth sets us free!
Interesting to think about is, whether in photographic images or in paintings, the eye is always drawn to the light. It is true. And, light is present in every storm. Always look to the light.
Be kind, forgiving and merciful to everyone always.
Blessings for your day,
“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson