Stumbling in the Darkness

As I work on getting my strength and energy back, I will be posting a combination my older writings interspersed with new ones.  For those who are new to the blog, I hope you are blessed by them.  For those of you who may have read some of them before, I pray they can twice bless you.  Thank you all so much for your notes and prayers.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.  If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.  (Psalm 139: 9-12  NIV)

Have you ever walked into a dark room and not known where the light switch was?  Maybe you tried to fumble your way through the room, trying to find familiar landmarks in your mind.  Ah!  Here is the couch ... now just a little further should be the table with the lamp - and you bump unexpectedly into something that takes you completely by surprise?

How easy it is to get lost in the darkness.

And how reassuring it is, that there is never enough darkness to keep God from seeing us.  Darkness - even the darkness of our challenges are not dark to God.  We may feel lost - but God knows right where we are.

It may feel like darkness surrounds us - but with God in our lives, it is never truly dark.  Yes, it may seem to be - our feelings may tell us so.  

God’s word tells us that even the darkness is as light for God - and the night will shine like day.

Hard to understand, isn’t it?  Yet I find it incredibly reassuring that even when we feel lost in the darkness, and are fumbling our way to find the light - God is already there turning on the switch for us and showing us the way ... even in the darkest of hours.  

Father God, I cannot thank you enough for all you are showing me through these challenging times.  I pray for each reader, who may be stumbling through the darkness today, that they will have the assurance that for them, the true light is always switched on, and you will guide us through the darkness into the light of Your Son.  Amen and amen.

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