We all have days that can be tricky to navigate.
A coworker shared with me today they believe they had been in a really dark place while at university.
A good friend is trying to hold their head up high and keep moving forward despite the darkness swirling around a legal battle. And battle it has been.
A few of us, myself included in my circle of friends are all coming out of dark places. Having each others’ support helped the climb back out easier.
Another is down in the depths struggling to find her way.
Through it all, God is still God.
That might seem trite, or casually stated, but it is anything but.
God is ruling 24/7, 365 days a year, for all time. Eternity, in fact.
He who set time, the stars, moon, sun, sky, waters, and land in their place. Who made all creatures, great & small. Who made man & woman, their home, gave them each other & their purpose.
He is still ruling over it all.
Always has, always will.
This fact is one of the bright lights I fix my eyes upon when I have been in my darkest places.
His unswerving love for me,
His constant presence,
whether I feel it or not.
His plans for me, to bless me,
to give me a bright future.
These truths twinkle as I make my way through the dark.
In fact, without the dark, they might not appear to shine as brilliantly and clearly as they do.
They are the guides to help me find my way back Home, when I struggle to see the path.
My trust is in Him, not what I see about me.
For my vision may easily be swayed, falter or dim, but His will never fail.
His light will continue to shine for all eternity.
The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn’t put it out. John 1:5 MSG
Holiness has a radiance that the deepest dark cannot squelch.
When all appears pitch black, take another look.
God is there, waiting for you to catch a glimpse of Him. To hear His whisper of loving Hope.
Never doubt, light wins in the end.
Just because you have been in a dark place, it does not mean God has abandoned you.
The fact you are still here?
Proof He has not.
I have had a few dark moments, and a few even darker periods, when i felt my heart shatter and i couldn’t keep on going. God never seemed closer than when I was completely depending on Him, and how He wanted me to see those moments.
The light He provided to help me combat the sheer dark was more than enough.
May you see His light shine through the dark you are faced with, and know beyond a shadow of a doubt that He is more than enough to help you through it.