I know that feeling- the darkness and clouds appear again and you retreat within yourself. It can be more frightening that a physical storm.

I don’t know what you’re going through. I should never claim as much. Your battles and your history are your own. I have no way of understanding what you are experiencing at this moment.

I do know that feeling, though – the fear. It swells from within. What if this time you don’t come out of this? What if you remain lost in the darkness? What if you never care again?

These fears are as dangerous as the darkness itself for they seek to steal your hope. And hope is the only thing I have to offer to you. I have no answers for why the darkness comes and how to remove it. My challenge to you is to hold to your hope. And I promise to do the same.

And while I don’t know when or how, I know these clouds will lift. You will emerge again with your self intact. Healing will come. How do I know? Because I know the power of hope.