Light in Darkness
Often, darkness feels worse than it is. It feels thick and heavy and endless, because you don’t know when the light will come to push it away. You worry that things won’t ever get better: the stress won’t subside, the teenager won’t open up, the job won’t slow down, the disease won’t be healed, the grief won’t stop smothering you, the relationship can’t be repaired. Your worries start to feel as real as the darkness, and morph from “what if” into “what will.” Instead of being consumed by the darkness, turn to the light and ask for help. Even if your prayer is only one word, praying “Help!” is enough to invite the light of God’s love to dispel your worries and what-ifs. Prayer connects you to a Lifeline, so keep your eyes open for even the slightest spark sent from God to light your darkness.
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” (John 1:5, NLT)