Choosing Faith Each Day, Isaiah

God Is the Light in the Dark

God can change your circumstances, and when he does, he will take care of every detail.

Seven years ago, my husband was unemployed. His contract ended. We tried to sell our house, but it wouldn’t sell. I started working more hours, from being a part-time employee. I had always wanted to be a stay at home mom, but we didn’t think that we could afford it. It turned out that finding a job wasn’t so easy. I was so so stressed out. 

One night, seven years ago, I had a dream. It felt so real. Two hands were placed on my head, and I heard the words, “It is going to be ok.” I saw my daughter and I walking in a new house, looking out the windows to the Spring greenery, and I heard my husband and son in the background. I jumped up from my sleep and asked my husband if he woke me up, no he replied that he was sleeping. I told him about the dream.

I had God’s promise that it was going to be ok, and we would move into a new house in the Spring. I really hoped it would be sooner. I didn’t want to wait.

I held onto that promise, as the months passed by. It didn’t seem like things would get better. If anything, things seemed to be getting worse. I had an emergency surgery, and a few days later, my dad died on the morning of Christmas Eve. As I cried and worried, I held onto God’s promise that it was going to be ok. 

I had to let go of control and put my trust and faith in God. It is hard to relinquish control of your life. I learned that when I put my trust in God, he takes care of everything. God is faithful. God takes care of me. God knows the beginning and the end of time. God will watch over you and give you strength, when you feel weak. Life is so much easier and fulfilling, when you live it for God.

It was seven months until my husband started a new job on the 27th day of the month. We moved to a new state and a new house. I became a stay at home mom. We went through some hard times, but we made the choice to trust in God. We had to refine ourselves and truly let go of control and pray. God provided for us financially. God gave us a new church, a new school, friends, people to support and pray for us and removed people that wanted to harm us. God gave me comfort and strength when my mom was diagnosed with a brain tumor and died on Christmas day. Then, God helped us through the pandemic.

When you live your life for God, your perspective drastically changes. 

Now, seven years later, my husband’s contract might not be renewed. This time, we didn’t worry. We prayed and asked our church to pray for us. Out of the blue, a company contacted him and hired him with a promotion.

God is the light of the world. God shines during your darkest hours. God brings hope, light and love. We go through life looking for the secret of happiness and to find that something that will fill up that empty space inside of us. God is the secret. God is the only thing that can fill that empty void.

Arise, shine;
For your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the Lord will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.
—Isaiah 60 NKJV

When you have lost all hope, God is waiting for you. God wants you to come to him. God gave us the gift of Jesus. All we have to do is believe that he died on the cross to forgive our sins, and a whole new world awaits you. God’s glory brings light to darkness. 

3 thoughts on “God Is the Light in the Dark”

  1. I give you credit for still having faith after losing your mom and dad on Christmas/Christmas Eve, the time of the year you’re supposed to be so happy but now it’s a sad time reliving these losses. I have lost faith after losing two best friends and other close friends/acquaintances around my age not to mention my family members.

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    1. I am so sorry for your losses. Losing loved ones can feel devastating. God comforts those who mourn. I still feel sad and miss my parents, but I feel like heaven is an amazing place on Christmas with angels singing and trumpets blaring. We had a guest speaker at our church that told us that heaven is a glorious place. We miss our loved ones here on earth, but they are in the most perfect place with Jesus. Our time on earth is short, but God has a purpose for each of us while we are here, until God calls us home. God is always there waiting for us. God is always faithful.

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