Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Light - When in Times of Darkness

Even in the darkness, light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man. Psalm 112:4

I have witnessed (and lived through) the beginning stages of breaking free from an addiction (bad habit, hurt, hangup) and the euphoria from finally realizing the brokenness and just admitting the problem. Acceptance that something has to change. And so we come up with a plan and attend our meetings and life is good for a while.

And then something happen in our lives. We lose a child or a spouse. Our house gets destroyed by fire or we lose a job. In other words, disaster strikes. As a believer, we have accepted that there are going to be dark times in our lives. Either caused by us - or caused by situations in life that we don't control. But rest assured, dark times will happen.

But what do we do with these dark clouds? Yes at first we might cling to the glorious reality and joy that floods our life because we are believing God will walk us through it- but times goes by - and then what? How will you react when your sick child dies, or you can't find work for 10 months, or you find out the insurance on the house was lapsed?

When these times come and you find yourself starting to go down a dark and dangerous road of questioning God and ultimately giving into your addiction, it is then that you must take pause and reestablish your connection to God. It is then that you must remember that God is unchanging. The circumstances might be hard to accept and seem unfair, but cling to the fact that God loves you and cares for you.

Dark times will end. The clouds will move away and light will return. The question is,will you be standing in the light when it returns?