“Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but actually you’ve been planted.” – Christine Caine
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You, O God, are my strength. Why then do you spurn me? Why must I go about mourning, with the enemy oppressing me? Send your light and your fidelity, that they may be my guide.
Sometimes it feels like God is far away.
You know the feeling, like you are all alone and darkness is closing in from all sides.
I’ve been there.
But I know in my heart that God is not far away.
God is not out there somewhere in a distant heaven.
God is everywhere.
As a transformed St. Paul put it, in God “we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28).
And I also know in my heart that God is love (1 John 4:8).
Perhaps in those moments of feeling that God is far away, it would do us good to simply be with that feeling.
Do not resist the feeling but simply acknowledge its existence.
Sometimes I close my eyes and am present to how things are.
Accept the moment as is without judgement or commentary.
Let go of the narrative that your mind wants to attach to it.
That’s just a story!
What in this moment is bad?
Truly, there is nothing.
The moment just is.
The situation may not be pleasant, but this, too, will pass.
You can always decide to take some action to make a change.
But for the moment, intentionally take a deep breath; hold it; and then exhale.
The breath-of-life is still supporting you.
At your deepest core, you are loved.
So is everyone and everything else in this connected-web-of-life.
Events and appearances in this earthly realm will not always go smoothly, but as long as we are present to the Divine Presence, we will have a sense of interior calm even amidst the storm.
Love will always lead you home.
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Remember: God loves you!