It’s Not Over

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You’re going to be tempted to fear the worst. To listen to the voices in your head, the lies, the statistics, the news. You’re going to be tempted to fear that the hatred in our nation will win. You’re going to be tempted to be afraid of losing someone you love, never measuring up, never accomplishing your dreams.

You’re going to be tempted to think the darkness will win, that depression and anxiety have the final say. You’re going to be tempted to think that sickness, a diagnosis, and a collection of medicine bottles and symptoms has the final say.

You’re going to be tempted to let the weariness take over and the fight for motivation may seem overwhelming.

But here’s the thing: it’s not over for you. What has been started will be completed. What God says, goes and He says it’s not over yet. It’s not finished. There’s still time left.

I’m coming out of one of the most difficult times in my life. In each post I’ve written this summer, you will see that I have been facing a giant of depression and a giant of some severe health issues and obstacles. It has been difficult to not allow these things to have the final say.

Whoever reads these words: may you hear the resounding echo of support; that there are people fighting for you and with you, that there are so many more beautiful moments left for you to witness. This past week was suicide prevention week and the echoing theme was “we’ll see you tomorrow”. I want to say that despite it all: the struggles, the fears, the rough nights there is so much beauty in this world. There are so many people full of love and light. There are so many moments left to witness.

It’s not over for you yet. It’s not finished. I can’t wait to see you tomorrow and a hundred tomorrow’s after that and a hundred after that.

May you know how loved you are.

Photo Source: Hannah Salsberry

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