Today I was in the midst of taking a shower after a fun workout with my daughter in the backyard. I was thanking the Lord for specific things when all of a sudden the lights went out (COMPLETE DARKNESS). I took a two second break and went back to thanking the Lord even through the darkness. I knew everything was fine because my husband, Stephen was working on the house so he cut the lights.
That brief moment, reminded me of a season of my life, 4 years ago, when I found myself in the dark suddenly. My perfectly poised life shattered when I unexpectedly found myself pregnant while in a physically abusive marriage. The shame and fear that tried to choke out my life was very tangible. In the darkness of that season I chose to still thank God when absolutely nothing had changed about my situation. I knew He was still good, He was still able, and most of all He still loved me!
I feel like our world currently has had the lights suddenly shut off by COVID-19. Everything we once knew is on hold. In this quarantine season I’m challenging myself to continue thanking God even with the present uncertainties.
I love you all and I am praying for us during this “lights out” season.