There is hope in the pain you’re navigating through. There is a place of safety, even if you don’t fell you’re there yet. The Lighthouse isn’t built as a hotel, it’s built as a beacon. Just because you don’t feel like you’re in a stable place, doesn’t mean the light can’t reach you.
Lighthouses were designed to cut through the dense fog, piercing the raging storm, and provide a path for the weary crew to make it to safety. You don’t have to wait til you’re wherever you’re going to experience hope. Peace is available while your boat is rocking.
Answers may seem a continent away, but you don’t have to understand everything to travel towards the light. Wherever you’re at today, I would encourage you to do three things.
First, reach out for help. You don’t have to go to a therapy session, but seek someone to talk too. I’m a man of Faith, so I believe the best person to cry out too, is Jesus, The One who cut through my darkness. I recommend Him, because of firsthand experience, He rescued me from the storms that wanted to drown me, and sink my future.
Even if you disagree, talk to someone. Tell someone you trust, and that’s vital, it must be someone you trust; that you’re concerned, worried, or feel like something isn’t right. The act of talking many times quiets the screams of pain in your heart.
Second, even if it’s only watching an old movie, checking out a novel from the library, or taking a drive, do one relaxing thing. Remind yourself of what you feel like at normal. Show yourself normal is still possible. It will help more than you know.
Third, remember whether your story is not over. Whether it is navigating your vessel out of the storm, or being rescued from a sinking enterprise, you have hope. Even the Titanic has survivors, your situation does not have to sync you! There is a way out, whether it’s a cruise ship or a row boat, there is an exit for your situation. Hope’s Light can intrude the darkness, and provide a pathway out!