Today seemed like a good day…

Today seemed like a good day to write.  It’s been a long time since I really have.  Mainly I am writing for myself because it has always been the best way to process my feelings.  If what I say or share can be of encouragement to others, then that is even better!  This summer I heard a song on the Christian radio station I listen to.  It is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman and it is called “Long Way Home“.  The song has really resonated with me, hence the title of this blog and paying tribute to a lyric in my title as well.  I am highly sensitive to my own moods and of those around me, tend to be anxious and a worrier, and an unofficially diagnosed Obsessive-Compulsive and sufferer of Seasonal Affective Disorder, but this song has helped me to think about things in a broader perspective, beyond my “light and momentary troubles” (2 Corinthians 4:17).  Everything that happens is just part of the journey.  We are all just traveling to our ultimate destination.  I have been deeply affected in the last couple of weeks by the death of one of my youngest daughter’s classmates and most recently by the death of the irreplaceable Robin Williams.  Both died by their own hand.  I have found myself deeply saddened by these events.   I have battled and continue to battle depression.  Feeling that the demons were attacking me.  And from my spiritual perspective, I know they were attacking me.  But I do know that even though there is a spiritual battle going on every day around me, I have come to know this truth: I have the “armor of God” at my disposal (Ephesians 6:10-18).  I have come to know that on those days that my soul is “gloomy and discouraged” (Psalm 43:5) and I am” worn out from my groaning” (Psalm 6:6), I hold on tight to the truths that I have learned: That I am never alone even when I am alone (Psalm 16:8 and Psalm 34:18) and those attacks will not triumph.  It all just part of the journey home.  And I am taking the scenic route…

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