Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

As a child, I was afraid of the dark. This was especially true when I was alone in my room at night. Although I knew that nothing changed when I turned off my light, the darkness often filled me with fear. I imagined things that I knew, logically, did not exist. But my emotions wouldn’t listen to my head, and I shivered beneath my covers in fear. 

Divorce can feel like we’re cloaked in darkness. New challenges and burdens weigh heavily. Confusion, disappointment, hurt and anger descend like a dark fog. Problems are magnified, if not in reality, at least in our own minds. 

As an adult, I’ve come to appreciate the darkness. There’s a certain peace and quiet in the dark. Oddly enough, things that weren’t clear in the light of day become more clear in the dark of night. 

Just like God gives us daylight, He also gives us the dark night. Look at the darkness as a time for quiet, a time for peace. Through this darkness, He will bring you into His light. Know that God is with you now as much as ever. 

When Jesus spoke to the people again, he said: I am the light of the world; anyone who follows me will not be walking in the dark, but will have the light of life. – John 8:12

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