I want to be brave, so brave, and yet what I feel is fear. I have lurching anxious filled fears that that hunch in my shadows, hiding from light and waiting for me to notice them. They spill out from the corners of my day threatening to overwhelm my existence. Some days the fears crowd so close i feel like I am suffocating from them. Their presence darkens my path, obscuring hope and joy. Some days I cannot see past the fear of unknown, of past, of present, of future. Some days I am found curled up with tears streaming down my face and I can't explain the problem beyond I am afraid.
Yet, most days I combat the fears with truth and love. I know love, the love of family, the love of a husband, the love of 3am friends, and most importantly the Love of my creator. I know love casts out fear. On those days, I want to shout and scream I may be afraid, but I am not alone.
On strong days love fills my life and I revel in simple joys and a heart of hope. Today is one of those days, and I am filled with a message to the world. You are not alone either. You may feel alone, you may feel afraid, but love is there and love casts out fear.
Whatever you've been through, there is love, what ever you will go through there is love. Step boldly into the light, embrace love and love will cast out fear.