Updated: Dec 24, 2020
Doug Ford’s Monday announcement is like a heavy cloud that overshadows us all. All we can do is press on. Here is where we muster the courage, the commitment and the strength of our minds to pick ourselves up and walk. Here is decision making at its finest: I have decided to press on.
Ultimately, our only hope and trust is in the Lord. I am reminded of two verses in Isaiah 50:10 & 11 “Let him who walks in darkness and has no light trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God. Behold, all you who kindle a fire, who equip yourselves with burning torches! Walk by the light of your fire, and by the torches that you have kindled! This you have from my hand: you shall lie down in torment.”
Some right today, right now, are walking in significant difficulties: loneliness, isolation, fear, anxiety and stress – for our friends on the street add increased mental health issues which have been multiplied exponentially with Ford’s announcement.
We may walk in the dark in moments like these – let us trust in the name of our Lord.
So much better than walking in the light of our own fires, and burning torches and flashlights where we can see dimly, not too far ahead, sensing shifting shadows and fleeting images that are there and then gone. Relying on our natural senses and our own abilities, strengths and resources - we end up with torment.
Trusting in the Lord, on the other hand, secures our walk without stumbling or falling, in the darkness seeing only Him, we can throw ourselves upon him, cast our cares upon Him, because we know he cares for us, taking His burden and His yoke upon us – and we find rest for our souls.
We may not know what may happen next, but we know Who holds and sustains all things (us included) in His powerful hand.
Walk in the dark, go ahead, and when you do, trust in the Lord!
~Ken, Executive Director