Are you learning to see God’s blessings in the darkness? How can we train ourselves to look for God’s blessings and celebrate them in the dark valleys of life?
The Darkness of Pain and Adversity
Each of us soon or later passes through a dark valley. It can be just a quick passage, but it can also be a lengthy period of life.
A dark valley is a period or situation in our life in which we experience pain (physical and/or emotional), and intense adversity (external and internal). We feel pain and anguish because usually, we are going through a painful experience. Such experience can be the loss of something we value, or struggle with rejection, disappointment, doubt, anger, loneliness, and failure.
In the darkness of pain and adversity, it’s hard to see our path and the right direction, and we often don’t feel God’s love and goodness. We doubt God, His plan, and His actions. Perhaps we even find it difficult to trust Him and follow Him without reserves.
The dark valleys of life are often valleys of death: the death of things, relationships, and people we deeply treasure.
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God Wants to Bless Us in the Darkness
To look for, find, and celebrate God’s blessings in the dark valleys of life, we need to have the right perspective and stay grounded in truth.
There are 3 fundamental truths we need to wrap our minds and hearts around if we want to train ourselves to “see” and celebrate God’s blessing when it hurts.
Read the rest of the post at Serenity in Suffering and be strengthened and encouraged.
A Powerful Resource to Comfort You in Your Dark Seasons
In this “Book of Comforts” you’ll find comfort when you struggle with unmet expectations, disillusionment in faith, when you are in a season of pain, when your hope diminishes, when life gets hard, and much more. Reflection questions and a guided prayer follow each devotion.
More Encouragement for You
If you need more resources and encouragement to strengthen your faith and help you see God’s goodness in love when life is hard, I highly recommend these books. Check them out.
Mining for God’s Gold in Life’s Dark Valleys by Margaret E. Head
Trusting God in All the Things: 90 Devotions for Finding Peace in Your Every Day by Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk
Women of Courage: A 40-Day Devotional by (In)Courage
Make Up Your Mind: Unlock Your Thoughts, Transform Your Life by Denise Dubois Pass and Michelle Nietert
Transforming Your Thought Life by Sarah Geringer
Life Can Be Good Again by Lisa Appelo
It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lisa Terkeurst
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