It takes light to cast shadows

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” ~John 16:33

There are many things I have been through in this lifetime that have left me confused, hurt — at a loss really. Sometimes while sorting through the dark shadows of this world — it’s hard to realize that there is light somewhere.

But I have learned that there is no such thing as shadows without light. It takes light to cast a shadow, therefore there must be light somewhere — whether it’s visible or not.

I’ve made some pretty tough decisions in this life recenlty. I ended a 15-year-long relationship that was toxic (for the both of us) — and basically became a single mom to two teenage boys.

I decided to go back to school to get my degree and have been working towards that for nearly 10 years now, not always an easy task when trying to work full time, parent and lead some sort of social life.

Not to mention — battling multiple chronic illnesses.

I found myself in a dark place for the last several years. I knew there was a light, but only because I had faith that it was there, not because I could see it.

And now I am finally seeing that silver lining. I feel rejuvinated – emotionally, spiritually, physically. I’m not certain I can pin point exactly how I got here — other than a lot of faith and a lot of patience — but none the less, I am here. And it’s by the grace of God! I give Him all the glory.

It is through God’s strength that I am where I am.

I am excited about the future, at peace with my past and finally living in the present!

If you are still in those dark places — take heart — God will never leave your side. You may feel lost, but HE isn’t lost. You may feel weak, but HE is strong. You may feel scared, but HE will protect you. You may feel sad, but HE can bring you joy.

And although all you see are shadows, remember, a shadow can’t be cast without a light.

~allie

 

a heart i saw in the clouds while on a walk one day ❤

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About Imkjac

I love my work. I also love the following things: God, my boys, my family, dogs, cats, writing, photography, reading (a bit of a lit geek actually), cooking, being outdoors, hiking, fishing, film, music, Spotify, beards, tattoos, board games, TV (also a TV geek), Netflix, pajamas, antiquing, interior decorating (DIY), blankets, polar bears, art, food. I dislike these things: elevators, heights, unclear water, bridges. Thanks for reading my blog and hoping it brings some comfort and joy to others.
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4 Responses to It takes light to cast shadows

  1. amoran79 says:

    Allie, my sweet,

    You never cease to amaze me and your words are so comforting. You are in my thoughts and prayers girlie!

  2. Thanks girl. I pray for you often too. Hope you are feeling well!

  3. Diane Coleman says:

    Okay! I cried…so much of what you said fit me as well. By God’s grace I will get through it and find some light!

  4. itsarealpain says:

    Gorgeous! Courageous! Thank you so much for sharing this light! It is always there! Sometimes it is we who need to move toward it. Sometimes it is we who need to open our eyes. Especially when the very specific darkness of chronic illness shrouds, it is we who need to trust that even this is part of His plan. It seems nonsensical to believe this is what God has for us but I know the moment I surrendered is the moment it all changed from prison to blessing. I am blessed because I have chronic pain and many doors which I either were too afraid to open or thought didn’t exist are now before me. Today I feel more powerful to steer my life than at any other healthy time in my life and it is because I am finally living His plan for me. Thank you for your voice!

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