Friday, January 13, 2017

Disaster Or Star?


"Lift up your eyes on high And see who has created these stars, The One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, Not one of them is missing.”

The word, “disaster,” comes from “astro: stars” and “dis: without.”

For those of us who struggle with recovery from the addiction, disorder, abuse and trauma in our lives, it can be difficult to feel we are special. In our various states of degradation, we often feel far removed from being a shiny star.

But, it is, perhaps, within this context, where we most embody those celestial beings the most.

“Thus says the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker: ‘Ask Me about the things to come concerning My sons, And you shall commit to Me the work of My hands. It is I who made the earth, and created man upon it I stretched out the heavens with My hands And I ordained all their host.’”

Stars, in essence, serve to remind us who we are and Who The Most High is.

"Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

 “To Him who made the great lights, For His lovingkindness is everlasting: The sun to rule by day, For His lovingkindness is everlasting, The moon and stars to rule by night, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.”

They have even played a role in our Savior’s arrival.

"...For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him."

 “Star formation is the process by which dense regions within molecular clouds in interstellar space, sometimes referred to as "stellar nurseries" or "star-forming regions", fuse to form stars...”

These bodies’ formations involve the incubation of “stellar nurseries.”

Viewing this information through the recovery lens, I see how these nurseries are our experiences, our brain chemistries, our genetics and the individual soul work we are purposed to execute.

And, yes, another necessary ingredient to the process? Darkness.

“And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”

When we are in the valley of the shadow of death, light seems impossible to access. Nevertheless, the Light of the Most High is leading us...

“I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.”

Psalm 16:7

 “Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me...”

Psalm 42:8

Like the birth of a star, who we are, what we’ve endured and our uniqueness take time. The process cannot be rushed. It will be what it must be in its own time. It is is not to be confused with denial or hopelessness. We are stars being formed, creating all of the necessary components we need to emanate the version of light Elohim has designed for us to emit.

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”


No one is a disaster. We are stars in formation.

We can and will shine.

Copyright © 2017 by Sheryle Cruse





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