Friday Tidings
8/10/17 at 11:28 AM 0 Comments

When Darkness Comes

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Not until it was so dark I couldn’t see did I find the One who showed me the way.

She unlocked her apartment door after another horrendous day. Weariness combined with utter disappointment.

Sliding onto the couch, emotional darkness settled in. Nothing really mattered at this point.

Then the phone rang. Not wanting to answer, she did anyway. And it was someone who wanted to listen.

In the comforting veil of darkness, her words of sadness flowed. In that dark place, with the bleakest outlook and a listening ear, seeds of hope finally emerged.

With a trail of bad days and hopeless nights behind her, she stood and went to the mirror.

Give up or go on?

In that moment, as she stared at her reflection, her weakness became a strong resolve to change.

No more feeding the monster of despair.

Some things take time to get better. But just as day follows night, and back again, eventually a new season begins.

It was in the darkness she found her way. Things didn’t turn out as she imagined.

It would take time to fully realize that the life she now had was better than the one she had been living.

Dark nights still come sometimes, but she knows she doesn’t travel alone. God meets her there and promises the darkness won’t last.

How do I know? Because the woman in the darkness was me.

Crying may last for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5b

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