A voice in the darkness

Ever felt like you are stuck in a dark place? Then this post is written just for you….

Gods first words in the human story were words spoke in the darkness – words from the darkness. Spoken by God. Spoken to breathe life into the darkness.

Out of the darkness these words were uttered:

“Let… there… be… light!”

And there was light. The first light in the universe came from the voice of God in the darkness. Gods first breathe in the universe created light.

This was the beginning. The first beginning. The first of many beginnings. This is the work of God in our lives. God enters into the darkness, unperturbed or disturbed, to bring light, growth, love, joy, peace that surpasses understanding, and all other manner of blessings as he wills.

Whenever God wants us to grow he leads us into the darkness where we are led by the spirit into the place of deepening faith and holy trust. And into our darkness He speaks ever so gently… let there be light, and Christ enters our darkness. He walks in it with us to lead us through the dark wilderness into his promised land for our lives.

Where there is darkness today God is already at work. New life will spring up at the sound of his gentle voice. Do not listen for a booming voice in the darkness. Look for the still small voice of the Spirit speaking and breathing the new life of God. God is speaking light into your darkness.

God is big enough…

Have you ever faced a circumstance of life that has proven to be rather difficult? Life is like that sometimes:

Sometimes we find ourselves in a ‘circumstance’.

Sometimes things just don’t work out.

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The natural thing to do in such times is to attack or retreat:

We lash out at those who are hurting us. We fight. We shout and scream. Although it’s often our first response, we find that this hurts us more than it hurts those we aim to attack. Hatred and attack never do you any good. They only make matters worse.

We might be inclined to retreat. We run away. We want to hide. This also hurts us more than those who place us in a circumstance. It hurts us because we find ourselves running away from the opportunity to grow.

We grow by handling the circumstance circumspectly.

We grow by looking at our own part in the formation of the circumstance.

We grow by trusting God IN the circumstance rather than apart from it.

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Where there is a dark cloud on the horizon there is the still small voice of God calling out to you.

Where there is a goliath taunting you, there is God preparing a ‘David’ within you to handle it God’s way.

Where there is hatred and hurt there is the love of God that covers a multitude of sins.

Where there is the desire to run away there is the presence of God in which to healthily hide away. This is temporal, and from this place we come out stronger in God’s love, grace and mercy to handle our storms.

Jesus is not just for the good times you face – he’s there for you in the hard times too. He really is.

Psalm 91 reminds us that it is in the very presence of God that we find strength and protection. God is big enough to handle every circumstance you have ever, or will ever face. He is your strength and your refuge. He is your strong tower. His great promises are your strength and your protection (Psalm 91:4).

Whatever your circumstances today, may you know the reality that God is big enough to bring you through.

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