It was a very overcast morning, the sky was full of black, rain bringing clouds, and even though it was around seven o'clock in the morning, when the sun is just starting to cover our side of the earth with its' light.
As I looked up into the sky however the blinding light of the sun poked through a gap in the clouds and I felt an overwhelming sense of purpose to that simple act of nature.
No matter how dark the skies might be in our lives, God is always there ready to light up that darkness with his love, grace and mercy.
The darkness comes in all types of forms. It could be from a tragedy in our lives, it could be from an evil placed upon us, it could even just be from an evil we allow ourselves to be a part of.
The darkness comes to blind us, to keep our eyes on the dark clouds that come rolling in instead of the grace filled light that is doing all it can for you to see it.
Satan wants us to focus on the trouble, the darkness, and the problems and wants us to think how WE can try to overcome the darkness.
The good news, God's light is ready to BURST through those clouds.
God is love, grace, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, gentleness....He is awesome.
God wants us to notice the light piercing the darkness, to look straight at the light and surrender to it. All our strength, our pride, our walls, our everything.
God can take the worst and use it for His good. He loves us all, He knows everything about us, He knows how to overcome the darkness and HE will.
So rest assure, when the darkness comes, and it will, look for the light. The all-saving, all powerful, all loving, all graceful, all merciful, all joyous, all overwhelming light.
Let the light of God shine on you not just in darkness, but each and every day.
Tim McDonald lives and works in Mackay Queensland with a family of four children. He leads YAC (Young Adults Cell) group and is the drummer in his church's youthful band.
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