Thursday, October 16, 2014

Blindly into the Dark


“There are many points in life when we cannot
see what awaits us around the corner, 
and it is precisely at such times, 
when our path forward is unclear, 
that we must bravely keep our nerve, 
resolutely putting one foot before the other 
as we march blindly into the dark.”
The Hundred Foot Journey 

Anyone old enough to read this post
has had dark moments in the journey.
They might be big moments 
involving great loss or personal failure.
Or they could be those that mark 
leaving the past behind and beginning new.
They may be moments of transition 
that contain a sense of loss, but
we may be the only ones aware of the pain.
Every one of us has walked in the dark.

There are many scenarios that
lead us to face an unclear path.
But every one of them eventually
requires us to take a step forward--
resolutely putting one foot before the other.
We are aware that a single step
can take great courage. 
We may be marching blindly into the dark,
but God's love and light are with us,
if only for the one step ahead.
One can be born "adventurous," 
but brave comes as we learn to trust
in the One who can make us brave,
the One who whispers,
"You don't have to 
be afraid of the dark.
Darkness is as light to Me and 
I am going with you."

Be strong and let your heart be brave.
Psalm 27:14

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