When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12
When the world seems like it is closing in on us, or we feel lonely and depressed, we can be fairly sure we have disconnected ourselves from the Lord. We are handling our lives independently and consequently not walking in the Light. The strength to overcome difficulties comes only from one Source – Jesus. (St Paul confirms this in Phil 4:13) Let us decide to trust, let us with the Lord fight against all negative thoughts, it is my personal experience that we may have to really battle for a while, but then suddenly we will find a peace come over us, a wellbeing surround us, that is our reward from the Lord that we gave Him the victory in our life and we did not give it to the evil one. (Jane, this is a realistic reflection about our battle against evil. It is true that we may battle for a while, but if we trust the Lord truly, we will be victorious, by God’s grace. Excellent).