A new day…yes here I am, welcoming a new day. As I routinely do, I open my blinds to reveal another morning of life. This morning the sky is filled with low hanging gray clouds, you know the stormy and intimidating kind? Yet, as I comb the mass accumulation up above, a glowing brightness pierces a spot in this dreariness. The bright morning star may be shielded but its presence is not hidden. Then there was a patch drifting above the billows of gray revealing a hole where the blue sky peeked through.
A smile emerged from my lips as a ray of hope pierced through the shadows reminding me that gray storm clouds will certainly come again although they will be different the next time around. Still even the next time, no matter the intensity, those storms will pass away swept by the breath of light and life.
There’s a dark cloud following me
a dark cloud over my head
despair surrounding me when I’m awake
disturbing my sleep when I lie in bed
it hovers and follows
but I can never allow it to lead
an ugliness that discourages
like a deep gash in my soul to bleed
for as the dark cloud drifts away
disappearing in the shadows of light
no matter how long it lingers
it only evaporates by the sword of might.
©Kym Gordon Moore
They say you can’t fit a square peg in a round hole.
If you don’t fit in, that may not be the worst thing.
To fit a square peg in a round hole can be damaging on so many levels.
Rejection may actually be a blessing in disguise.
If you don’t fit in the mold, don’t force it.
Boldly embrace your God-given uniqueness.
How do you confront adversity to become renewed? Hard times can wear us out, tear us down, slow us up, dominate our lives, and make us powerless. We become restless, anxious and lose sleep.
Depending on our hardship, no doubt we are naturally concerned. We care. We try every solution humanly possible, and still sometimes fall short. This does not mean we are defeated and broken, although the feeling in our spirit indicates otherwise.
So, it is in those quiet moments, perhaps not one moment or two, but many or more, that we surrender the weight of our fears and adversities to be renewed, to rise up and to be strengthened in gratitude. Courage is not instantaneous, but in an instant, your fear could summon it up. Be encouraged to proceed and walk with courage.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. -Henry Ford