“Beautiful are those whose brokenness gives birth to transformation and wisdom.” – John Mark Green
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I lie down and I fall asleep, and I will wake up, for God sustains me. I do not fear, then, thousands of people arrayed against me on every side.
(Trigger warning: I’m going to mention suicide in this reflection. If you are thinking about suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.)
Life can hand us lots of troubles.
Sometimes they can seem unsurmountable.
I quite unexpectedly had a phone conversation this morning with a suicidal man.
He said there were so many different problems that he just couldn’t cope anymore.
He said he was done.
Take a moment for a deep breath.
Yes, right now.
Take a deep breath.
Do you feel that?
God is sustaining you, is saying yes to you and your existence in this earthly realm.
God, who is love (1 John 4:8), is loving you in each moment.
Allow your life situation to fade for just this moment.
Listen to the words of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, but are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
Know that you are a deeply loved spiritual being having a human experience.
Love is carrying you back to Love.
So let go of fear.
Let go of your repetitive thoughts that are telling you a story that is only a story.
Though it may appear that thousands of people are arrayed against you on every side, that appearance fizzles in the face of Love.
It’s an illusion.
Yes, there are problems in your life experience now, but those problems are life’s way of steering you to a deeper experience of love.
In my life, some of the worst struggles have turned into my sacred scars.
They have become blessings through which I can help others on their human journeys.
There is a Love beyond all understanding leading you to a glorious wholeness.
Grace is beginning.
It’s happening now.
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Remember: God loves you!