~Mark Schutter ©2016
A moment of vulnerability my friends. I try really hard to be positive in my outlook on life. But every once in a while, yes every once in a while I fall and slip down into my own darkness. Lately, I have struggled with feelings of inadequacy and uncertainty. Hence, the poem above.
This life on this side of the undiscovered, is not always easy. Things are thrown at us and we are left to deal with it. And sometimes we deal, or cope, better than others. We fall and struggle to get back up. It is then that we must persevere.
We must extend grace to ourselves as we hopefully would to others when they fall. We are all in this together, right? I encourage you, as I will do, to just believe that grace wins and hope lives. Even and especially in those dark and troubled times of life.
What do you think?
He stands alone
In the day and night
He is immovable
To keep his purpose
He remains unaffected
A watcher over our souls
He accepts dangers
A beacon for weary hearts
He loves unconditionally
Sacrificing himself for us
~Mark Schutter ©2016
(The photo was taken on a family outing to the coast in July, I love where I live!)
Sometime we need to confess our darkness and repent, only then will the cracks appear that will allow the light of healing to pierce our wounded hearts. What do you need to confess? We are all in this together and need each other.
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