Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Light/Darkness



 What do we do when our lives feel dark? Where do we find the light?

Hope is faith holding out its hands in the dark.” (George Iles)

In Rose From Brier, Amy Carmichael writes, “However things may appear to be, of all possible circumstances, this in whose midst we are set is the best that He could choose. We do not know how that is true—where would faith be if we did?—but we do know that all things that happen are full of shining seed. Light is sown for us—not darkness.”

In Thou Givest…They Gather, she writes:
He has for thee
A light for every shadow
A plan for each tomorrow
A key for every problem
A balm for every sorrow

“When all my plans and hopes are fading like a shadow, when all my dreams lie crumbled at my feet, I will look up and know the night will bring tomorrow, and that my Lord will bring me what I need.” 
(Gloria Gaither)

  
I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.” (Isaiah 42:16)

“I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.” (Isaiah 45:3)

God will “say to the captives, ‘Come out,’ and to those in darkness, ‘Be free!’” (Isaiah 49:9)

“Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the word of his servant? Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God.” (Isaiah 50:10)

In Jesus “was life and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.”
(John 1:4-5)

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)


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