Hi how are you all? I am good and working my way through the things that have happened in my life recently. I am trusting God and standing on the Word He has given me. But I want to write a different way in this blog. More like a story. So let’s go.
One day, life was going along okay. My children were living life and content and my other family were going okay. The sun was shining, the birds were singing and the flowers were blooming. Life was great! But hang on, what did I just walk into.
Where did this darkness come from. It wasn’t there a minute ago. It appeared suddenly and without warning. Okay, well I will just turn around and walk back into the sunshine. I turn around and the darkness has enveloped me. I start thinking what did I do wrong, don’t I have enough faith, where is God, how come this has happened and where do I go now.
Have you ever felt like this? One minute our life is going okay and the next chaos reigns and we wonder what just happened. Let’s go back to our story.
We hear a voice. It sounds far off but it also sounds near. Where is it coming from? It appears to be coming from inside me. I listen carefully. Maybe it is God speaking to me. I really need to hear His Word right now. Psalm 23:4 is echoing in my spirit. “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me”. As I ponder on those words, I have my answer – I just need to keep walking through this darkness until I get to the light. How do I walk through? With the rod of Jesus to protect me and the staff to direct and guide me.
Okay – I wonder how long this is going to be for? Jeremiah 29:11 comes up in my mind- “For I know the plans I have for you”, says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” So, I need to walk through until the good plan comes to pass. Once I get to the light, I will see the future and the reason for this darkness. So, I will just keep walking through- trusting God and knowing that good will come out of it.
Walking, walking, walking – hang on – I see something. I’m going to continue going towards it. Maybe if I run, I will get there quicker. So I speed up and run towards the light. Finally, I am back in the light. I have survived but more than that, my hope and trust in God is strengthened.
This week, if you find yourself in the story, I encourage you to keep going. Returning to the past is not an option and camping in the darkness isn’t pleasant. So, just keep going until the light comes, which it always will. Hope this has inspired all of us to not give up. You can do it.
Let me know if you want me to pray for you, it would be my privilege. Keep living the life God intended for you.
Bless you heaps