Friday, July 30, 2010

Scripture Saturday--Reach for the Light

Lord my God, I call for help by day;
I cry at night before you.

For my soul is filled with evils;
I have reached the end of my strength,

I have borne your trials; I am numb.

Psalm 88

Tonight's psalm in the Divine Office reminded me of my post about the Rosary as Life's Journey. Scripture is full of very accurate descriptions of depression and the dark night of the soul, where all we can do is to cry out to God and hope we are heard.

Despair can be a real temptation in this life, but God is Light itself (in eastern Christianity, He is Uncreated Energy) and if we reach for the Light, we are promised that we will find it.

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