She resolves to let beauty be that spark. Whenever the dark threatens, this is where she will go -- from darkness into beauty and light.
Mental Illness Posts
Weakness and suffering aren't obstacles to navigate around. Instead, they are a planned means of Christ-conformity, they provide opportunities for deep spiritual growth, and they enable profound shaping to the image of Christ.
When it comes to helping someone I love, I cannot control how another person seeks healing. So, I will be sharing the journey through the eyes of the one who loves and sees and keeps trying, the one who grows tired but still can look out over the soil of a relationship and dream about seeds.
I find it striking that Psalm 88 includes virtually no words of reassurance. Nowhere does the psalmist add parenthetically, “But you are the Lord of mercy and compassion,” or anything else like this. Most psalms of lament include words of hope. Not Psalm 88. Here we find dark despair.