Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Shining Light in the Darkness



 

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King Jr



There are some things we would like to keep hidden in the dark places of our hearts, the pain and the shame too great to expose, too awful to bring into the light.
At least that’s what the enemy of our soul whispers in our ear. If anyone knew the truth…if anyone knew what I’ve done…they would look at me differently, they would judge me, they wouldn’t love me.
So we keep those secret things hidden and try to forget, but in our failed attempts to mask our pain or pretend nothing happened we are endlessly haunted by the truth.
 
The truth.

The real truth is that if we allow Jesus to shine His light on those painfully dark areas, what was hidden and holding us hostage, once exposed no longer has power over us and once and for all we find true forgiveness and freedom through the One who gave His life for us.

After all, that’s why He came, to save a sinner like me, like us.



James 5:16
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.



While we may not find comfort in the idea of exposing things we would rather forget, we will find healing in it and not only will we be healed but in sharing our stories we lead others in finding their healing too.

Our light shines brightest in darkness!


2 Corinthians 3:17-18For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord- who is the Spirit- makes us more and more like Him as we are changed into his glorious image.



Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
-Helen Keller

2 comments:

  1. Ack! Those moments when He shines light on our dark places. Places I think I have hidden so well. Working through some of these places now. It makes me uncomfortable.

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    1. Been there too Misty! Truthfully I've had more healing from being obedient to God asking me to reveal things and help someone else than anything! It's hard but so worth it :) Praying for you friend!

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