By Rachelle Dekker
When you are surrounded by darkness, a way out feels impossible. It’s hard to see truth when all you see is doubt. So how then do you rediscover light in the midst of struggle? There are a couple things I’ve learned to do when the darkness in my life feels overwhelming.
First I look to discover what truth is said about darkness and its opposite. I turn to the Word of God. What does he say about darkness and how to overcome it? First I remember that “God is light, and in him there is no darkness” (1 John 1:5). Also he says, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome” (John 16:33). So when I take both of these things into account, I can believe that when I turn my eyes to the Father and rest in him, then my troubles and darkness are overcome by his eternal love. My darkness fades in his light.