A Light In The Dark - Leaning on the Promises of God for Moms

A Light in the Dark

There are times when it appears that all light, all hope, all strength, all answers are seeping out of our lives and we can do nothing to stop the darkness from coming. We are tempted to think that we cannot go one step more. We may even think that the Lord has abandoned us.

God led Abraham into the wilderness, where he was asked to sacrifice his only, beloved son—the one for whom he had waited years and years.

Joseph was brought unjustly into prison where he remained for years after being falsely accused of immorality by a devious woman.

Moses kept sheep and wandered the wilderness for forty years before he became the one who would lead the nation of Israel out of slavery.

Even Jesus was led into the wilderness to be tempted.

There is a mysterious value from heaven’s point of view to being in the darkness of life and still choosing to believe in a God who seems to have forgotten us. Darkness is part of the school for the soul, an opportunity to delve into what really matters. It causes us to put away all that is frivolous or vain and to sift through our lives to find the treasures. When we are desperate, we are serious, focused on what life is all about, and what He is all about.

His Promises

Many sorrows come to the wicked,

but unfailing love surrounds those who trust the LORD.

Psalm 32:10

But when I am afraid,

I will put my trust in you.

I praise God for what he has promised.

I trust in God, so why should I be afraid?

What can mere mortals do to me?

Psalm 56:3-4

If you make the LORD your refuge,

if you make the Most High your shelter,

no evil will conquer you;

no plague will come near your home.

For he will order his angels

to protect you wherever you go.

Psalm 91:9-11

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