Are you discouraged today? Do you feel as though you will always walk the same path of darkness forever? In Isaiah 42:16, we read…“Then I will lead the blind along a path they never knew to places where they have never been before. I will change darkness into light for them. I will make the rough ground smooth. I will do these things for them; I will not abandon my people.”
This morning, I am thinking back to one of the darkest moments of my life and it was so dark that I thought that I would never see the light of day again. As I stared down to the floor, all I could think about; is that this would be the way that life would always be for me.
You know…our circumstances have a way of speaking lies that attempt to place us further into darkness. Once we believe these lies, it’s as if we have taken the bait that Satan had set out for us and once we take hold of these thoughts; then we find ourselves being reeled in his direction.
As I am sitting here this morning…facing my own challenges in life; God began to whisper a gentle reminder into my spirit early this morning and what I felt He was saying to me; is that we need to quit focusing on how our lives are headed in the wrong direction because when we do this; then we only find that thoughts such as these, only lead us into further moments of darkness.
Today, we need to focus on the promises that God gives us in His word…promises that remind us that He will never abandon us during the difficult times. Even though the path before us may seem rough and rugged, while surrounded by darkness; we have the hope through God’s word; that He will change the darkness into light, while making the rough ground smooth…and this is exactly what God has done for me in my life. At a moment, when I felt all hope was gone, God’s promises to me became a new foundation for me to stand on and even though evil attempted to have control over these very overwhelming moments in my life…God stepped into my darkness and brought a light that helped me to once more find the hope that I needed to press on.