At the first of every month, I’m going to begin posting a verse of the month. For June, I’ve chosen Isaiah 60:1.
“Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.”
June ushers in the second half of the year. The first half of my year has been shadowed with a dark cloud brought on by a new mental health diagnosis, and the rocky path that comes with changing medications. I’ve found myself in places that were pitch black with hopelessness and despair.
In the previous chapter, Isaiah 59, there is a thick darkness that is described. Darkness is for slumber, worry, and fear. The light is for awakening, and when it comes upon us, we must respond by rising up.
The illuminating glory that comes from the Lord is what washes over you because He has caused His face to shine upon you for both your redemption and for others to see the salvation He has brought to you.
June is my month for rising up, and I believe it is for many of you as well. When the darkness creeps up on you, remind yourself that “your light has come,” and that light will always overcome the darkness.
Happy June, friends!