“I am the Light of the world; He that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
Have you ever noticed that sometimes the nights seem to be the hardest, when you suffer from pain? You lay awake, as minutes turn into hours. And in the still quietness of the night, you seem so very alone. The agony seems more intense, as the hours seem longer and despite ourselves we can feel abandoned and forgotten.
So many times I’ve lived this scenario, yet my “faith” seemed to be the only thing between despair and “hope.” Hope that the morning will come; Hope that I am not alone; Hope that I am strong enough to endure the pain; and hope in the light from the promise of the Son, that with Him we walk not in darkness, we walk not alone.
Doubt sees the obstacles; Faith sees the way.
Doubt sees the darkest night; Faith sees the day.
Doubt dreads to take a step; Faith soars on high.
Doubt questions, “Who believe?” Faith answers “I.”
I learn that rather than give-in to the darkness I can use this time to commune with the Father, study God’s Word, and pray. Even when the pain has clouded my focus, I can still ponder my blessings and turn to the Lord who has never left me alone; the Lord who carries me through the pain and trials; the Lord who understands my aching heart and pain-struck body.
Morning is just around the corner now. Tomorrow will happen either here on this earth or in the everlasting presence of our Lord in heaven. But either way, I can give the pain and sorrow that I have right now over to my GOD. He can take it and make something out of it–something besides just darkness. He will supply the light. Hold on to your faith, dear child, for the morning will come.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, Thank You for the “SON”-light! We know that light can brighten our darkest hour. Help us to see the “SON”-rise when we are in our mourning. Mold us and make us in Your Will! We love You, Lord! Amen!
About the Author:
Deborah Farmer, Lives in North Carolina with her husband, dog and kitty now that her 2 precious children are grown and married. She suffers from various illnesses including Fibromyalgia.
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