“I’d have despaired until I had believed that I’d see the goodness of the LORD within the land of the residing. Look ahead to the LORD; be sturdy and let your coronary heart take braveness; sure, look ahead to the LORD.”Psalm 27:13-14 (NASB)
I’ve solely been in whole darkness as soon as. I used to be deep in a cave. Pals and I agreed that we’d stand alone, not touching, and switch off all of the flashlights. The rely started. One, two, three! Darkish, whole darkness.
I’ve by no means favored the darkish. It took all of my psychological resolve to be calm, regardless of figuring out that I had a flashlight in my grasp and associates close by.
I’ve additionally skilled a unique form of darkness: darkish moments of the soul. Some have been deep, intense and fleeting, whereas others lingered. It’s reassuring that this isn’t an expertise distinctive to me alone.
Custom attributes Psalm 27 to King David. David’s life was punctuated with darkish moments of threats, betrayal, and failure, but he appeared capable of rise above. This psalm clearly states at the very least one technique David employed to handle his despair — an overriding belief that God’s goodness would intersect his life. This religion introduced the braveness and energy David wanted to face the darkish moments.
I’ve realized my view of God shapes each space of my life — my relationships, my attitudes, and even my sleep!
Assume with me for a second — how loving is God? He despatched His Son to die for us (Romans 5:8). We will declare with John, “God is mild, and in Him there may be not darkness in any respect” (1 John 1:5). Darkness is shattered in God’s presence, and He’s all the time close by.
Father, you realize all my wishes, ideas, and circumstances. Thanks that you’re good, you’re keen on me, and you’re all highly effective. Immediately I offer you my worries, my discouragements and disappointments. I wish to belief you with every of them. I need the sunshine of your reality and presence to push the darkness out in each space of my life. Amen.
By Mike Woodard
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