In the dark… 

Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, ” I am the light of the world, he who follows Me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.”  – John 8:12

In the dark I can see the light more clearly. In the dark my senses become heightened and I have to rely on what I  know, not what I can see. In the dark I reach out to find stability and move slowly, carefully, I might even stay perfectly still.

When God has me in the dark, I know it’s because I need to slow down, relinquish control, pause, lay aside my charted course. He stills my steps and makes me lay down my pride, my control. In the dark I’m forced to give up power and become weak so I can then be strong … in Him. In the dark I look for light , the true light, I wait for it- He always comes. I’m in the dark once again with my health waiting on the unknown. Reminding myself of what I know, not what I can see.

Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not  anxiously look about you , I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

I want to grow here in the dark. Grow to be a person who doesn’t allow the unknown to cause me to panic, fear, or struggle to find my way. This is my daily struggle, my meditation, my prayer…

There’s beauty here in the dark because where there is darkness there is always light.

1 comment… add one
  • Adair Seldon March 6, 2017, 12:26 pm

    Beautiful, heartfelt writing that shows how you’ve grown in so many ways. Stay strong, friend. I’m thinking about you. XO

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