Darkness cannot exist in the presence light. Duh you may say. Hang with me on this for a minute.
This morning like most I woke up around 5:30, brewed a cup and settled down with a book from one of my favorite authors to read for a bit. I had been reading for maybe a half hour when the story brought on a feeling of darkness in my spirit. The more I read, the greater the darkness. Now I really do not read weird or dark stuff, but this story just took a turn in that direction. I thought....I'll just press on and get past that part, but it wouldn't go away. Finally I said...enough. I will no longer submit myself to this and I closed the e-book and deleted it from my iPad. I picked up my Bible and turned to my favorite passage, Psalm 119 and dived into God's word. In mere seconds the darkness began to lift and then faded away completely...replaced by light. The light of His love via His word. Again, darkness cannot exist in the presence of Light.
When darkness comes, turn to His Light. Trust me...it works
When I was a teenager I was a pitcher on our baseball team. Like most pitchers of that age I had two pitches...the heat (fastball) which for a left handed 15 year old was blazing fast but very predictable. It would get most simply because their 15 year old brains couldn't process what to do quickly enough. My other pitch was a sidearm pitch that I called my screwball because it was hard for the batter to figure out where it was going....sometimes it was hard for me to figure out where it was going. Needless to say, after one of these coming at your head then breaking for the zone you were a little weary of what the next pitch would be.
Sometimes life just throws us a screwball, we see it coming but we have no idea where it will end up. I am a planner meaning that I like to know what is going to happen before it happens...but life doesn't always follow my plan. In those times, I need to remember that my God knows exactly where that screwball pitch is going and how it will impact my life. He comforts me with His words....I will never leave you, I will never forsake you.
If life is throwing you screwballs, pull out God's word...and lean into Him today!
I write stuff. I talk about the stuff I write. God has blessed my life in more ways that I can list. I am not nearly as smart as I think I am. God is very patient with me. God has demonstrated how much He loves me. He gave me His only son Jesus. He gave me my wife. He gave me 5 wonderful children and so far 8 beautiful grandchildren. I am blessed above all men.