Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8:12 NLT
Recently, I read a post that addressed the reason for the darkness–a time where hopelessness abounds in an individual’s life. It was quite interesting because the writer emphasized that God was the reason for this dark period that most of us experience in our lives.
Satan has always attempted to blame God for every difficulty that we endure by portraying God as arbitrary–unrestrained and autocratic in the use of his authority.
We were created by a loving, Heavenly Father who allowed his only son, Jesus Christ to come to this earth in human form for the specific purpose of dying for our sins; even so, we still take pleasure in committing intentional sins, as if His sacrificial gift was a common occurrence.
Although, we are believers in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, we lack a deep relationship with the very one who loves us unconditionally.
Ask yourself: How do I view God?
According to the Bible, God has planned to provide a perfect life; a life of immortality in the New Heaven and New Earth. Read Revelation chapters 21-22.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
If you are living in darkness, pray a prayer of confession, admitting to God that you do not know who He really is. God is aware that the time has not come for us to see Him face-to-face; even so, He has left a comprehensive blueprint, the Bible, His Holy Word that reveals Him as our Heavenly Father, our Creator, our Deliverer, our Provider, our Healer, our Restorer, our Sustainer, our Teacher, and our Comforter!
There is only one way to really know God!
By establishing a relationship through prayer and the daily study of His Word, we can form a strong spiritual bond with God. When we know from a personal perspective that God is the Alpha and Omega, then our mindset changes and we can witness and alleviate the hopelessness of others who believe that God is unjust.
If you become aware of someone living in darkness, remember to ask the question, “Would you like for us to study the Bible together?”
Prayer for Today: Dear God, We pray for those living in darkness who feel that all is hopeless. We ask you to reveal to us who we can help through witnessing and alleviating their burdens. We look forward to the day when your Son will come again. Until then, we ask for the strength to be a beacon of light that reflects your character. We ask this prayer in the worthy name of Jesus. Amen.
© Sonya Johnson Ruiz 2019