Here in West Michigan we've had a cloudier Winter than we normally have, I think I heard. We had only 17% of possible sunshine. I'm used to it, and I have to say I admire the strength of the sun, even through the clouds.
There are times in our life of darkness. The enemy can be on the attack. But then, as we wait on the Lord, light begins to move in to dispel that darkness. And that light exposes as well as warms and even facilitates life.
I am so thankful when the light comes back. Usually for me any darkness is so short as to hardly be noticeable, or not much to be concerned about. But recently I think I was under attack from the spiritual enemy, but in such a way that God could use it for good. At the same time I didn't handle it altogether well, and I take that as a growing point for me to do better, next time.
When we don't face God and his will so as to live in that will, we end up in our own darkness. But when we turn, we can receive the healing rays of the Sun of righteousness. I am thankful that in spite of my feelings, and like a bad cold when the virus is gone but the symptoms linger, so I sit here with some joy in my heart, but still a heaviness carried over from the previous days of struggle.
I want to be surrendered to God and his will for me in Christ. I can only do this, in Jesus. I want to face the light, the God who is light and in whom is no darkness at all. And keep walking in the way of the Lord, who has promised us that he will be with us, even in the deepest darkness.
What might you add here to help us?