It's TGIFF ... Thank God I'm Forgiven Friday! WOW.. I just returned from an amazing 3 days in Pasadena with the Brighton Company. Jerry Kohl the owner of Brighton is the most amazing and generous man. God was so good to cross my path with fellow sisters in Christ who also have businesses dedicated to the Lord... it was just an amazing 3 days... however... I did get in at 1 a.m. so that is why this is delayed!!!
SO dear Insiders... I am very blessed to talk to many of you each and every day... We are all in different seasons and circumstance in life but the one thing we have is all we need... we have a Savior, His word, His truth and the Holy Spirit that guides everything we are and do...
I love this reminder...
There is something about the dark that frightens some people. It is no wonder some of us do not like being in the dark. It is the place of the great unknown where every sound is amplified and where it feels like someone or something is watching and waiting to get us.
There are times in our Christian walk when it seems we are walking in and through the dark. Those difficult periods in our lives when the silence is loud and answers are elusive. We can relate to Job who lamented, “He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and He hath set darkness in my paths. … When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness” (Job 19:8; 30:26, KJV). Even as we cry out to God, we echo the words of the Psalmist, “Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps” (Psalm 88:6). The longer we are in the dark, the greater our discomfort. Times when it seems the LORD dwells in thick darkness (1 Kings 8:12), the more we question God. After extended periods in the dark, some stop trusting Him.
Corrie Ten Boom reportedly once said, “When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.” That is so because though inside the tunnel is shrouded in darkness, the engineer can see ahead because of the light at the front of the train, unseen by the passengers, that pierces through said darkness. The Christian walking timidly and fearful in the dark can take the same comfort. David said of our Engineer, the One we serve, “…the darkness and the light are both alike to thee” (Psalm 139:12). In other words, He sees in and through the dark. When we cannot see anything, He can. When we don’t know where to go, He does. Because of that, we do not have to be afraid. We simply need to trust Him.
That is the good news. He (the Lord) constantly watches over us, lovingly and protectively, working out His purpose in our lives (Romans 8:28-29). For He who orders your every step knows exactly where you are. Even in the dark.
Let us go about our day knowing if we aren't walking in a storm, we are either coming out of one, getting ready for one or in a storm... thats why we trust in the truth that we can Trust God today, no matter how dark our situation... His word is truth... The victory has been won... We can Trust Him with ALL OUR HEARTS... that means ALL.. not some, not a fraction, not a piece, but ALL...
Lean not on our own understanding... in ALL our ways submit to Him and He will make our path straight..
Now... can I have an Amen!!!