Solitude, silence and scenery in Iceland's Landmannalaugar.
The moment you recognize that you will always stand alone in a battlefield is the most terrifying moment of your life.
For it is the death of all human expectations.
That is the moment you stop looking behind your shoulder with that glimmer of hope that someone will be there to fight beside you. Or rescue you.
So fear not.
Allow it, instead, to be the most exalting moment of your life. Because that is the moment when you recognize, finally and irrevocably, your own strength.
And then when you look back again, you understand. You stood alone, always. With only Him watching over you.
YOU fought all your battles.
And you survived. You may have lost a limb or two. You may have been trampled on. You may even have been defeated. But in the end, you always survived. Because you did not lose your will. And you did not lose your faith that He was there.
So next time you find yourself standing in the middle of this battlefield called life, do not look behind you.
There is no one there.
Hold your head high.
Raise your weapon.
For YOU are all you ever needed.
You and Your God.