With the onset of turning our clocks back and evenings becoming very long and very dark very early, I am inspired to share some thoughts on darkness Holy Spirit showed me nine years ago, October 2008. This will be my first-ever series on the blog. Today? Part one.
He has set me in dark places. Lamentations 3.6a
I listened to a CD message by Joyce Meyer called “Treasures of Darkness,” it had quite an impact on me.
How many times do we find ourselves in darkness of soul? I know I have, several times in the past seven or eight years and I’d venture to say, you have too.
The Word has a lot to say about dark places – more than you might think. I find it interesting in Lamentations 3.6, it clearly says, HE HAS set me in dark places. If God allows these dark places in our lives, He must have a pretty good reason.
Today, if YOU find yourself in a dark place? It is my desire that you will turn to the One who is Light and place your trust and hope in Him…
Shall Your wonders be known in the dark? Psalm 88.12a
During my time in dark places, I would ask God to show me signs that He was still on the throne and working on behalf of my prayers. There were days so foreboding for me that is was (literally) impossible for me to put one foot in front of the other. Just when I thought God had abandoned me and my family, He would show me a “wonder.” Once again my hope would be restored. It was those little wonders that kept me going forward.
Mind you, there were many steps backward, but in my heart of hearts I knew that I knew God would see me through the dark places. In His time, at His pace, and at His appointed time, His Light would prevail.
Next week…part 2, Pray in the Darkness.
This week I’ll be linking up with:
- Inspire Me Monday
- Glimpses of His Beauty
- God Sized Dreams
- Jennifer Dukes Lee
- Tea and Word
- Seeking God
- Porch Stories
- Coffee for Your Heart
- Tune In Tuesday
- Heart Encouragement
- Dance With Jesus
- Fresh Market Friday
- Thought Provoking Friday
- Counting My Blessings
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