By: Tina Coble
God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:6)
The last couple of weeks I have been struggling to see God in some darkness that was brought into my life. The darkness was hurtful. I was confused why this person would do this and why god was allowing it. False accusations were made towards both my husband and I. All I could see or feel was darkness. I could not feel the Lord’s. I couldn’t understand why I could not sense the peace of God or find his light in the midst of this dark storm so I began to pray and press in to God and I asked him this very question.
I literally prayed “Jesus, where are you?” When I did I heard a small voice in my spirit, “ Come and sit with me”. So I decided to make me a prayer closet. A place where I could sit with Jesus and see his glory and hear from him. Now when I feel like the darkness is overwhelming me, I have a place I can get away with the Lord and do what He asked “come and sit with him”. God has met me in this sweet place. When I go there and sit the Lord has been bringing light into the darkness.
I am now able to see with more clarity and understanding . When it seems the enemy is overwhelming the situation, God always has a bigger and better plan. His light is bright and it is clear. We just need to have his light show us truth. It is meant to draw you to Him. Jesus came here to openly expose evil and shine on it with His light. Paul told the Corinthians that God “made his light shine in our hearts.” This is a personal mission God has for me and for you as well. This is what Jesus wants to do in our hearts.
So I encourage you today, if you feel like darkness is overwhelming you, go and SIT with Jesus. He will show you his light in the darkness that surrounds you. He will give you clarity and show you how to lean on him during this time. Listen again to what Paul wrote. God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. Darkness is, in an ironic way, the best place for the light to shine. When a light shines in the light it tends to dilute the light. But when a light shines in the darkness it is appreciated and used. Remember the most dark and disturbing periods in your life, what if Jesus could fill that memory with His love and forgiveness? This is what He wants to do. It is what the light is for. He doesn’t want any darkness. He is waiting on you to sit with him.