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I love the mountains. They are a pure demonstration of God’s great design on this earth. They exude strength and majesty, regardless if they are covered with snow or basking in the sunlight.

My family has visited Colorado almost every year since I was born, so my affinity for mountains is no surprise. The photo featured is from our last visit in August 2016. This year was the first time in awhile that for several days the clouds hung low on the mountains.  It felt like suddenly a roof had been lowered on the town because you couldn’t see through the clouds to the blue sky.

Recently I’ve had this feeling again. A lot right now in my life feels like the roof above me is closing in. Between a family emergency and feeling like I am struggling to be mentally, spiritually and physically healthy, these clouds of fear and stress have laid heavily upon me, day-to-day.

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you” (Isa. 60:1).

On Easter weekend “the glory of the Lord” shone through these clouds. Both during the Good Friday service at my church and Easter morning, He reminded me something that seems so simple but easy for me to forget. One point our pastor made was: Stop fearing what can’t kill you. I get so easily caught up in the day-to-day that I let the things of the world scare and intimidate me.

He has won.

Regardless of my troubles and anguish He has won, and He is the reason that we have nothing to fear.

I hope that you are able to see God’s light past clouds that may be looming, that you would understand these are just the things of this world, and the Lord will bring you past them.