IN MY OPINION
When I was still hosting my radio shows with classical music in different radio stations, I really got surprised, how many people tried to come in touch with me after lis-tening not only the (wonderful?) classical music as well as my inspirational thoughts in between. Yes, I really felt glad and honored being on air and getting the chance to share my passion of classical music with a really great listenership. Once upon a time – already several years ago…
Strategies against darkness? ”Why I am so sad? What am I so troubled?” (Psalm 42,11).
If it’s becoming dark, we usually turn on our lights. But, it’s still day light. It’s a magnificent and wonderful day! The sun shines with might in the sky. Yes, summer is back! The trees are blossoming and the flowers are ablaze with amazing colors; the birds are chirping cheerfully. – “Yet, why I am so sad? Why am I so troubled?”
We experience feelings, as if darkness lies onto our souls, and light cannot get through any more. Yes, we make head or tail of it, because some really bad things happened since a couple of weeks or months in many of our life and surroundings:
A good friend passed away unforeseen; a wish, carried with us in our hearts never become true; all doors seem to be locked forever; financial problems bother us and don’t allow the chance three daily meals; and arduous illness seems to become incurable.
Why are we so sad? Why are we so troubled? The psalm’s poet voices out innermost feelings and emotions during those times.
A very good friend (a really very good one!) asked the following question: “How can you praise and worship this God, who allowed me always to get into a never-ending darkness?” Is my friend a dyed-in-the-wool-at-heist”, who underpinned his opinion with even the Psalm: “Day and night I cry and tears are my only food; all the time my enemies ask me, “Where is YOUR “God”?””
I was trained how to survive such periods of life. Be patient and wait!
Or: “Quarrel with your soul!” No, it’s not nonsense, it really works.
“Don’t make such a fuss; get out of your dump and be happy!”
Or, read Psalm 103: “The Love of God”.
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