Hello everyone! Welcome again, to Moments Spent with God! I just love this special time, when we spend these precious moments with God and my prayer is that we will truly come to experience God, in a way that we have never experienced Him before.
As we begin today, I would like to ask you a question. Have you actually experienced a time in your life, when you felt as if you were walking in total darkness? In other words…you knew that you were on the right path with God; but yet, you just didn’t know where you were headed or what the final outcome would be later.
I don’t know about you but I have experienced many times in my personal life and even through this ministry, when I felt as if I was doing everything that God wanted me to do; but yet, it felt as if all of a sudden, everything came to a final halt, which only made me feel as if I was now walking in total darkness.
I have always been a person that never wanted to be left in the dark with anything. I always seem to have to know what is happening or what is taking place around me and I think that if we were to be honest with ourselves…we would all probably feel the same way.
Why does God sometimes leave us in the dark, when it comes to His will for our lives or during moments of unanswered prayer? Could it be that maybe He wants to see if we truly trust Him, when it comes to the unfinished business of our lives? It’s amazing how we can find it so easy to trust God, when everything is going our way or when the day seems to be falling right into place; but what if the pieces of the day began to shatter and fall to the ground? Would our faith remain the same and would we still lean on God? Sometimes, I wonder if God takes us through these moments of darkness; so He can see if we are going to continue to follow Him and trust Him, for the moments that seem so uncertain at the time.
You know…it’s so easy to believe in what God may be doing in our lives, when we actually see something taking place before us but what happens when we’re left in the dark, with no way to see what is taking place around us? Can we say that even through the darkness; that our God will complete what He first began or will we allow the darkness to overshadow the faith we once had in Him?
I remember a time in my life, as a teenager, when I had gone on a youth outing through our church and at the time, we were having a scavenger hunt in the dark. I was with a few of my friends, when suddenly; someone ran up to us and said that they had found the next check point on the hunt. From there, everyone took off and left me in the dark. Due to the condition of my legs…I couldn’t run; so there I stood in a dark forest all alone. I had never been on this trail before and I had no flashlight; so all I could think about was never getting out of there before they all left to go back to the church. As I stood there in the dark…not knowing what to do; I began to cry and to this day…I know that it was God who heard me because within a short time, a few flashlights flickered behind me and come to find out…one of them was my brother. When he saw how upset I was…he put his arm around me and led me safely out of the woods.
No matter what we face…we all seem to have at least one time in our lives, when we feel as if we are out in the darkness alone. We know that God was with us at one time but where is He now? One thing we need to remember; is that even though these times of darkness can make us feel alone…God is there in the darkness. Once we are willing to take our focus away from the darkness and seek the light and where God longs to lead us; that is when He will safely take us out of these dark moments and bring us back into the light, where we will come to know the reason why.
Blessings on your day!
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