“Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; lighten the eyes [of my faith to behold Your face in the pitch-like darkness].” Psalm 13:3 (a) (AMPC)
There are times and seasons in our lives when we can’t quite see the plans and purposes of God—we cannot recall in its fullness, the hope He has promised, or remember His steadfast love that endures all things. It isn’t that the promises aren’t true, or the love is not real, it is just that darkness of thought, feeling or understanding, has blinded us, and negative circumstances cast their long shadows over our lives, obscuring the truth.
We have to see as He sees to fully know and understand what is real and what is not. We have to invite the light into our lives and allow His truth to prevail. Jesus is the Light of the World and in Him there is no shadow at all. When He comes in, darkness disperses, and everything hidden is made known.
Ask for God’s help to recognize those things that may need to change. Take a look at what hurts; what you desire to be different; what you know can’t possibly be true. Ask Him to show you what it looks like when the light comes, when hearts are changed, and healing springs forth. Let Jesus reveal to you the joy that can be yours when hope returns, and what the uncertainty you are now facing actually looks like when it is transformed, redeemed, and made new.
Dearly loved child of God, don’t you know—even in the pitch-like darkness of soul hurting situations or in the pain of confusing circumstances—Jesus is the Light that leads the way. Take His hand, even now, and in His strong grip of grace, all Him to lead you through.
Dearest Jesus, I am so grateful that You are the Light of the World. In all of those places in my own life that I can’t understand, that don’t make sense, and where I don’t know what to do—I welcome You!
Come now Holy Spirit, illuminate the darkness, and show me the path ahead.
I am counting on You and resting in Your promises. You see what I cannot see. You will do what I cannot do.
I praise You Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, for Who you are and I give thanks for all You do.
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