What if I could get back to a place where I fully believed that I am taken care of? What if I once again started living, as Sarah Young suggests in Jesus Calling, as if God had written out in careful detail every aspect of my story, laid out a path of purpose before me. What if I truly believed - and lived like I believed - that this God, his way is perfect and his word proves true and he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him? What if I lived as if He takes me by the hand step by step and I am eternally loved and secure regardless? What if I approached each day looking for ways to respond to God at work, instead of thinking the day is a blank page that I need to fill myself? What if I viewed it as a new piece of music ready to be played one breath, one phrase at a time, or a book to be read one sentence at a time? What if it's already there before me and I need only to trust? Can I? Please?
Yes. Yes. Yes!
And here it is: light a candle. When darkness closes in and fear grips strong and you feel like the next step will lead you off the edge of a cliff, when you forget (like I am so, so good at doing), light a candle. Light a candle and remember that His word is a light to your path, and you are the light of the world, and his way is perfect and he will light the way one step at a time, just like he always has, and all those things you heart longs to believe and you spirit longs to live... they're all true! Light a candle and remember this!
Enough light for now, for today. Enough hope to get through the night without fear.
It. Is. Taken. Care of.
Live like you believe it and when you need to be reminded... Light a candle!