“I don’t feel very strong today Lord, I’m lifting my face up to you seeking your light in the midst of a darkness that I feel threatening to engulf me. The path before me is unclear and I need you to show me the way.” I found this note written within the pages of my prayer journal sometime back and was reminded of how God has brought me out of a darkness I once felt.
For each of us these moments may stem from a variety of circumstances, it might be pain, loneliness, loss, hurt, or just doubt that threatens to control our lives.
In these moments we stand quivering in our frailty, unsure of what we thought we knew; but God stands ready with a plan that He put into place long ago before time or the thought of our identity ever became a reality. We question His ability to reveal, to unfold the path before us as we take each step. The Ruler and Creator of the universe, the Master of all that has ever been or will ever be has put a plan in place for who He would have us to be and the light that He would shed upon this world through us.
“But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.” Deuteronomy 4:29
“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” II Corinthians 4:6
Today I lift my gaze upward, seeking His light, His strength, the fullness of who He is as Lord of my life through the work of Jesus Christ. I open my heart to Him that He might shine the light of His knowledge and glory through me, as I seek His light.
“I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth in me should not abide in darkness.” John 12:46