Passage: Psalm 139:11-12*
11. If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, and the light
around me will be night,” 12. Even the darkness is not dark to Thee, and the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to Thee.
1. What kinds of feelings does total darkness evoke in you?
Here’s another illustration that I’m sure everyone can relate to. You are doing you’re usually routine in life and the lights go out, completed power failure and you are in the dark. Emotions you go through are different depending on what it was you were doing. Riding in an elevator-fear, working on something with the computer and power fails-anger and frustration, your kids/spouse is out in the town-worry.
When we are thrown into the dark it is our natural tendency to search for a light, any light, candle, flashlight, portable generator to get lots of lights. So then the question comes down to when the lights go out in your life what light do you reach for first; self-help books, friends, or go for Christ the light of the world.
This addiction we go through has turned out the lights in different parts of my life. Leaving me in darkness, wondering why, how did this happen? I have been ashamed that I could put myself in that situation, angry that the lights did go out, and fear of what is going to happen now.
Turning to Christ as my light was the best and hardest thing to do. Admitting my own personal light devises I made had all failed. Letting Christ’s light shine in me to see what things need to change, attitudes, habits, way of spending my leisure time. As time has progressed, taking that light in every room of my soul has been shown new areas of things to work on.
When you are thrown into darkness, reach for the light of the world, Christ, it’s worth it.
5 You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, 6 nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.