Start being brave about everything. Drive out darkness and spread light. Don’t look at your weaknesses. Realize instead that in Christ crucified you can do everything. – Catherine of Siena
People tell me I am brave for telling my story. I have often been told that I am such a strong person. That can drive me nuts sometimes. I do not like being told I am strong, because then people think I don't need any help.
I went to therapy once and on my very first visit, my therapist figured out my feelings about this. She said that being strong can be very lonely. I was relieved that someone finally understood and could put into words what I was feeling.
The thing is, I may look strong on the outside but I do not always feel strong on the inside. Sometimes I am feeling pretty weak and scared and vulnerable.
The difference for me these days however is that I know my strength comes from God. And I know I am really not alone after all. For in Christ, I can do everything. I can even drive out some of the darkness and spread a little light.
God alone is my rock and my salvation, my secure height; I shall not fall. - Psalm 62:7