“You are not alone, I am here, I am here with you now, till the morning comes… close your eyes—I am here with you tonight.”

Sometimes those are words from me to others. They have definitely been words from others to me. Ultimately, it is God’s gentle Spirit speaking, breathing healing into our darkest places.

These are words from God to you right now.

I heard recently that healthy living is the ability to be with the oscillation between pleasant and difficult feelings. It seems like God is focused on helping us increase our capacity for “life the way it is” — moving us from what looks like living to what actually is living life.