Some days, due to one frustration, challenge or difficulty, I feel myself start to let the darkness back in. I start to feel angry, bitter, hostile, harassed, mistreated, or any number of emotions. Oh, I feel it, and sometimes one wants to let themselves go there. Even if a bad place to be, there is a certain familiarity, you know how to act or react and if you don’t know exactly how you just do with little or no regard. Combat is like that at times. In a strange way a lot of soldiers who have been in combat look forward to it. No matter how terrifying there is a comfort. But, not good for one to go into such places. No, the darkness is not where I want to or need to be EVER! I spent too long in the darkness. I did not like being there, or like myself as I was then.
Well now, what should I have done and do I do now? I turn on THE LIGHT! I pray and seek Christ. I look to His word. His presence lights my world, it eases my suffering, Christ brings me what He knows I need. His hand on me and my life.
5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. I John 1:5-7
To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. Luke 1:79
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12
Yes, Jesus is THE light I need, the salvation, forgiveness and mercy I badly needed. He continues to work on me, to better light my way. Now, there is light and not darkness. Christ is SO GOOD!
Lord, I worship You and praise Your Holy Name. I thank You for bringing Your light into my darkness, showing my Your path and way for me. I thank You for my salvation. I pray You continue to show me Your light, Your way, Your truth and that You draw me closer to God. I pray that You continue to work in the hearts and minds of love ones that they feel You in their lives as well and find themselves in Your light and presence. Show them Your way Jesus that they will walk in the path You have for them.
Thanks for stopping by, I pray that all are blessed today and are a blessing to at least one other person.