Advent: Day 19 – Light and Life

We all struggle with fear creeping in when the headlines come knocking at our fragile doors. We all struggle when we do not know what the struggle is for or why it came.

As the cold can move you deeper toward the fire, struggling can move you deeper toward God, who warms you with joy. Struggling can deepen joy….the secret of joy is always a matter of focus: a resolute focusing on the Father, not on the fear.  – Ann Voskamp

ADVENT – the One who came to bearing into our struggles with us.

Waiting …isn’t that always the case when waiting that we wonder when will it stop. Will I ever just be fully satisfied or will I always want more? Will I always desire that all be deliver to my heart and mind in full inspiration? Or will I fully enter into enjoying of those around me? I desire to see light and life in others. Their smiling and joyous laughter. The togetherness. May God always enter and crack the light in the dark and cocooned places of me. It is in broken places that God shines the light. I rejoice in thanks for Your grace and I praise Your holy name.

Journal this or at least ponder and bring your thoughts to God:

Name the joys around you today.

Starla

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me.

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