Deuteronomy 28:66 Your life shall hang in doubt before you; you shall fear day and night, and have no assurance of life. (NKJV)
On one of my recent excursions into town, I had a disconcerting moment. The dashboard, in my car, suddenly went dark. My heart sank, because later in the day, if I didn’t get it fixed, I’d be driving with no direction from the dials.
My husband tried to reassure me that it was only the automatic light sensor (or equivalent – bear with me here, I’m not a mechanic) that caused the lights to switch off it was not cause for a garage visit. I know the lights come on and then off, according to the light of day – but this time it seemed the lights had failed for no apparent reason. Hence my alarm!
After my Bible study group ended that evening, it was with bated breath that I left, got into my car and started the engine. Of course, I was half expecting darkness to confront me (from the dashboard), but thankfully, there was light. Whatever had caused the earlier glitch now seemed fine. Where there had been darkness, now there was light. What had switched off was now on again. In my heart I could not rest until I saw the lights.
As we journey through life, there are times we travel through darkness and many others where light prevails. Our faith suffers on and off times and we struggle with issues that are so overwhelming and they plummet us into a dark or a doubting place.
We are reassured that God will guide us through these dark times, and will bring us through to a place of light. Our faith can be switched on again, when we follow direction from Jesus Christ.
Job 22:27-28 You will pray to Him, and He will hear you. And you will keep your promises to Him. Anything You decide will be done, and light will shine on your ways. (ICB) International Children’s Bible
So, where are you today? Are you switched on or off? Do you trust God’s direction? Do you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God? Do you trust that He can provide all that you need?
Prayer: Abba. We need Your Son, Jesus Christ, in our lives, because only He can bring light into the darkness of our lives. Where our faith has switched off we want to switch it back on. We want to stop doubting You and start trusting You. We can only do that with Your help. So please refresh our ON buttons today. We choose light. Amen.
Author of: Eleanor’s Story – A Stolen Childhood