From Darkness To Light

Do you feel as though you are in the dark? Do you feel as though you are being overrun? Does it seem as though everything is going wrong all at the same time? Do you know that you have been saved from the darkness and no longer need to live in it?

We all face times when we feel the entire world is against us. There are times when we feel as though we are being overwhelmed by our situation. It feels as though the light we seek it so far out of our reach we can’t see it. Or we feel as though the light at the end of the tunnel is a train headed our way.

Unfortunately, there are some of us who allow the darkness to consume us. Once we start the downward spiral, we give in. This leads us into a deep depression. Once in that deep depression, it becomes very difficult to get out. Often, we need professional help.

Yet, there is an answer to the darkness we face. An answer that will keep us from the deep depression. Our task is to recognize when we start down that path early and reverse course quickly. How do we reverse course?

The first thing we need to do is remember we have a Savior. He is a Savior who has already rescued us from the darkness. He is a Savior who will continue to rescue us from it. We are to turn to Him in prayer, asking once again to be rescued.

As we put our trust and faith in Him, He continues to pull us from the darkness into the light. He raises us from the depths to new heights. Our Savior is not merely a human, but He is the Creator of all things. Isn’t it comforting to know the Creator is on our side?

Jesus has redeemed us from every mistake we have ever made and will ever make. He has redeemed from our disobedience. He has pulled us out of Satan’s hands. Did you notice all of those sentences use a past tense? In our present situation we are redeemed.

God, through Jesus, has guaranteed us an eternal inheritance of spending forever with Him. Our inheritance is beyond our wildest imagination. Our inheritance eliminates all darkness, living forever in the light of God.

I pray we all decide to ask God to rescue us from the darkness we face. I pray we decide to live in the light of God. I pray each one of us will ask God to rescue us each time we start to feel ourselves going down the dark path. Recognize the darkness. Ask God to pull you out of it. Live in God’s light. Remember God has guaranteed your inheritance. Trust your Savior.

Colossians 1:13-14 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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