I have been aware that I do not always turn to God in my time of need, nor do I remember to give thanks quick enough when that need is answered. The Lord is my Light and my Salvation, a stronghold in the midst of turmoil. I want so much to be more closely united with the Beloved so that my every breathe is filled with gratitude and praise. If I can trust God at all times, then I can truly relax knowing God has it–all the piddly little details and the big sweeping issues.
The Light of Christ will brighten the dark spaces and illuminate the Truth. The darkness will not win. Being aware of my need to depend solely on the Creator is a deep desire lately. To stand in the midst of the insanity and games, the pain of a world gone somewhat mad, and know God is in control does not come easy to most of us. I think of the heart-broken families and friends of the fallen officers out East this night and know that these past 24 hours have seemed like a nightmare.
May God heal the broken-heartened around the world at this moment and bring comfort to them. May the brokenness allow the Light in.