Thursday, February 25, 2010

God is in the Darkness!

Are you overwhelmed by the circumstances that are pressing on you just now? All you seem to see and feel is darkness? So dark you wonder how it will ever be different. How will this ever get better? Where is the hope? You certainly can't even muster it up. It may be so dark right now that, even though you know God will never leave you, you wonder if maybe He has because, try as you might, you can't even see Him.

You cry out, "O Lord, where are you?" The darkness is so thick it consumes you. You feel desperately alone, all alone.

My word to you today is, God is in the darkness! He is, I promise, but don't take my word for it, take His.

. . . thick darkness was under His feet . . . He made darkness His secret hiding place . . .the Lord illumines my darkness . . .

. . . Even the darkness hides nothing from You . . . the darkness and light are both alike to You .

These are just a few examples of the Lord actually being in the darkness. Creation began with great darkness, but God was right there creating and speaking. Read the story of Abraham in Genesis 15. Thick darkness had come upon Abraham, but God was right there in the midst of the darkness making a covenant with Abraham! Over and over in the Bible when there is darkness, God is there! He even creates the darkness.

You may not 'feel' Him, but He is there!!!

My child, My love, My little one, do not let your heart be discouraged.

I am nearer you than ever in the past.

I have brought you up to a place of constancy,

and I will hold you firm regardless of what you are feeling.

You do not need always to see My face to know I am near.

You may touch My hand by faith in moments when it is too dark to see anything.

Never let darkness frighten you.

My Spirit is everywhere . . . even in the darkness.

(From 'Daily Moments in His Presence by Frances J. Roberts)

For further reading, Psalm 18 and Psalm 139


angela said...

I love the part about not always needing to see His face to know he is there. So true, but so hard to believe that if we don't feel Him that he is really there. Thank you for sharing and Thank you for coming over and your kind comments.

J said...

Thank you for this encouragement. Blessings to you!

Anonymous said...

So timely this post is for me! Thanks Michelle...for the encouragment and good word!

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

THANK YOU! Many struggles going on here right now. The Lord is our light, our helper and our shield!

Heather said...

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