Sunday, July 10, 2016

A Light In the Darkness

Life in this world is not going very well right now.
 With bombings, murders, wars, and more coming up just about everywhere, it's extremely difficult to remember that there is also goodness in this world. 
Today, I want to share some reminders that even though this world is full of sorrows, 
we can be assured and confident that we can still be and shed light into this world.

© Carissima Keatley

There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.” 

"And of what should we be afraid? Our captain on this battlefield is Christ Jesus. We have discovered what we have to do. Christ has bound our enemies for us and weakened them that they cannot overcome us unless we so choose to let them. So we must fight courageously and mark ourselves with the sign of the most Holy Cross.” 
– St. Catherine of Sienna

“The favors of the LORD are not exhausted, his mercies are not spent; They are renewed each morning, so great is his faithfulness.” 
– Lamentations 3:22-23

“Cast all your anxieties on him, for he cares about you.”
– 1 Peter 5:7

“Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” 
– Joshua 1:9

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear or be in dread of them: for it is the LORD your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.” 
– Deuteronomy 31:6

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” 
– John 1:5

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” 
 Philippians 4:4-7

“It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end… because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing… this shadow. 
Even darkness must pass.” 


"Do not be afraid, for I am with you; do not be alarmed, for I am your God. I give you strength, truly I help you, truly I hold you firm with my saving right hand." 
 Isaiah 41:10