If you are visiting from Kelly’s blog, Purposeful Faith, I hope you will be encouraged today! I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts on Finding Light in the Dark Places of Life.
There are moments in life when it feels like a dark cloud settles in making everything difficult to see. I want to see potential in myself and other people. I want to see dreams for my children and my family come true. I want to have vision and be able to imagine actually accomplishing the goals in my mind, but the darkness that invades my heart and mind seems to hold me captive from my own destiny.
Escaping the dark or shedding a little light on my life seems like a constant battle that I struggle with, but lately God has been showing me that it’s not a big, bright light that I need. I need enough light for the next step.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105(ESV)
I love the picture presented here of a path. It’s not a room filled with light or the light as bright as the noonday. It’s just enough light for the path ahead. God’s Word is the source of light.
You may have your own dark cloud that looms directly overhead causing everything to seem dull and difficult to see. Darkness comes in many forms. For me it can be ignited by circumstances beyond my control, fear of the future and discouragement that quickly turns into depression. You may not have a cloud of fear and feelings like me, but your darkness may manifest itself in the form of shattered dreams, prayers yet to be answered or circumstances that make you wonder if God has completely forgotten about you.
As I think about my dark clouds and the light I know I need and desperately desire, God is drawing me near. When I allow His light to brighten my path, my thoughts are transformed and I remember the familiar essence of His light.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17(ESV)
No matter what changes we experience or how dark things may seem, we can be confident that God never changes. His Light consistently illuminates through the change, through the pain and through the unknown. If you are wrestling with an unknown future or are struggling to see beyond the fogginess that fills the current space of your life, seek the only true source of Light.
If there is a shadow overhead or changes that are rocking your world, you can be confident fear is not from God. When I am tempted to doubt and fear, I now know what to do – turn to the Father of Light. I hope you will too.
And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. Revelation 21:23(ESV)
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Love & Blessings,
Thank you Kelly Balarie for having me as a guest on your blog this week!