Nevertheless, my Lord God, please pay attention to my prayer for mercy.
Listen to my cry for help as I pray to you today.
1 Kings 8:28
I waited on the moon to glow
the day had been extremely slow
sunshine never came out to play
and I think I thought the moon might not stay.
But, there you are, just for me
your golden-ness reaching out, shining
giving of yourself, and you speak
through the dark of night
words of comfort, a guiding light
then I lay under your canopy
sleep, sweet sleep, encompasses my heart
there I find peace for every part.
©20 October 2020
Surely the darkness cannot surround me. I am a daughter of the Most High King. The One who is LIGHT!
In Him is no darkness at all. That means NO darkness, NO evil, NO sin. None. Period.
Can you even fathom this? THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD lives in us when we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior.
There are days when I feel like the darkness is overwhelming me. Usually these are days I am not praying or reading my Bible. But also, I’m allowing my thoughts to go places they shouldn’t. It is easy to do.
Recently, while a loved one was in the hospital, I couldn’t seem to escape my dark thoughts. It was like groping around in a room searching for a light switch. But, the thing is, if I had just turned to Jesus, He would have been the only source of light I needed.
In 1 John chapter one (and John chapter one)¹ we are told repeatedly that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. So, check this out! In Matthew 5:14 & 16 Jesus says, “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden . . . Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
If Jesus is the Light of the world and in Him no darkness is present, and Jesus lives in us, then guess what? We, too, are the light of the world. When our days feel dark, we can pray and ask Jesus to shine His light in us and lift our spirits up so we can shine His light to others.
Just like God gave us the moon to shine in the blackness of night, He will also give us a lamp for our feet and a light for our path² in our darkest days. All we have to do is cry out to God for help, and He will do it³.
From My Heart to Yours,
¹1 John 1:5-10; John 1:1-5
³1 Kings 8:28; 1 John 5:14-15
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