If I’m being honest, the temptation to withdraw, isolate, and give up is so real in the day-to-day. Who could understand and who could possibly care? Right? But here’s what I know: Isolation is the very breeding ground for deceit, you guys. Alone, you are un-guarded, un-embraced, and un-accountable. There, you find your worst fears + biggest threats monumentalized into unbreakable, terrifying walls towering over you. Here, you are blinded by the darkness and held down by the shadows. Even still, there IS Light under that rock or in that pit. There is.
Y’all. Even if you don’t feel this right now + even if you can’t see it right now, please please please - choose TRUTH + live LOVED.
I know you think that you are too far gone.
You. Are. Not. Too. Far. Gone.
You weren’t created to be caged up by lies or to be cornered in isolation; you were carefully crafted for freedom + for hope.
You weren’t made to be alone or to be in the dark, much less both. You were born to live IN + live OUT light, and to do so WITH + THRU togetherness, vulnerability, bravery.
Listen. You’re stronger than you know. There is great hope. Don’t let go. Hold on. Do not be afraid. Take heart.
You’ll get through this. Just follow that light in the darkness.
You’re gonna be okay.
choose Truth. live Loved.
[song “you’re gonna be okay” - jenn johnson]