Monday, October 11, 2010

Traveling The Dark Paths

Lately, I’ve been down in the dumps. Allowing life to kick me around. Leaving an open door for the enemy to come in and eat my lunch.

People will say, “You need to kick him out. You need to get up, dust yourself off and keep going.”

And I do. I know. I really do know and have given the same advice myself.

But there are just sometimes when depression gets such a firm hold on you, and it won’t let go. Sometimes, it yanks so hard you find the world tumbling down into a dark abyss and you can’t see to find the way back out. Then what?

Well, if it gets too bad, I suggest you seek help. If not a professional, then at least a friend who you know has the heart to walk through those dark places with you.

Along with that, remember this:

“Where can I go from Your spirit?
Where can I flee from Your presence?
I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the
If I settle on the far side of the sea,
Even there your hand will
guide me,
Your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, ‘Surely the
darkness will hide me,
And the light become night around me,’
Even the
darkness will not be dark to You;”
Psalm 139:7-12


“Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil, for You
are with me;
Your rod and Your staff,
they comfort me.”
Psalm 23:4

With or without people around to help, with or without professional help, we keep going. If we love God and belong to Him, then we don’t go through the dark places alone. He’s right there. He’ll never leave or forsake. He doesn’t promise happiness and sunshine every day. But He does promise that His presence will go where we go if we will only seek him. And if we seek Him, the darkness will flee. It has to. He says He is light and God doesn’t lie. Never.


1 comment:

  1. Amen, Jackie. Praying for God's light to shine in the dark places.

    Gentle hugs,


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