Light in My Darkness

I don’t know what harsh reality you are facing today. Maybe it’s the loss of a job, the illness of a loved one, the disillusionment from shattered dreams, or struggling with depression.

Perhaps it’s the sting of betrayal, or the uncertainty of the future weighing heavily over you. Maybe you struggle with habitual sin that causes you to live in shame and guilt.

Whatever it is, it darkens your soul and your days, stealing your joy and hope. We can’t see well in the darkness, and our perceptions are often clouded and misguided. We can stumble more easily and lose our way.

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Light in My Darkness

Light in My Darkness

The first minute after I wake up is the hardest. I just want to close my eyes again and go back to the land of dreams refusing to face the painful reality of what life turned out after the unexpected loss of my husband. This loss cast a dark cold shadow over me and plunged me into darkness.

So, when my feet touch the floor every morning since my life turned upside down, I remind myself that I am not left alone in the darkness. The Lord is my lamp, and He turns my darkness into light. He is willing and able to carry me through every darkness I may experience turning it into light. My personal darkness can become a display of His light. He is the light in my darkness.

“You, Lord, are my lamp; the Lord turns my darkness into light.” – 2 Samuel 22:29 NIV

David penned these words in his song of praise when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and the hand of Saul. David knew what darkness is – he experienced prolonged years of persecution, loneliness, false accusation, and suffering. Yet, the Lord sustained him, delivered him from all his enemies, and gave him an eternal memory in the genealogy of Christ.

Gods Goodness

One of the biggest struggles, when we are in darkness, is to doubt Gods goodness and favor towards us. We struggle to process and accept our circumstances and wonder why God allows this or that to happen in our lives.

I want to encourage you today that doesn’t matter how we feel, our painful feelings don’t tell us the truth about God’s character. God is good and He has our utmost good in mind while dealing with us. It is difficult to reconcile suffering with the heart of the loving God but as long as we live in the flesh, suffering and struggle will be part of our earthly lives. “In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – John 16:3 NIV

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Your Turn 

How did God encourage you in a season of darkness? Come share your experience in the comments and on social media. Thanks!

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10 Replies to “Light in My Darkness”

  1. This is topic is very close to me. Your post is very encouraging. Thank you for sharing. In my darkest times, God picked me up through unexpected people. He is forgiving and never changes.

    1. Thanks for sharing your experience! Yes, God does not leave us alone in our darkness but always finds a way to help us and encourage us.

  2. Encouraging post, Hadassah. One of my favorite verses about light is in Isaiah 50:10: “Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the voice of his servant? Let him who walks in darkness and has no light trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God.” Just like sun is still shining even when we can’t see it above rain clouds, God’s light is still there even when all seems dark.

    1. Thanks for sharing your experience, Sandra! Yes, we need to rely on God’s faithfulness. He is the same – yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

  3. I was encouraged by reading your post. Your ability to keep going despite tremendous tragedy is inspiring. Thank you for sharing the way God is giving you hope. His mercies are new every morning!

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