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Isaiah 9:2 (NLT) reads, The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine.
Because we live in a broken world, we all experience brokenness. It doesn’t matter how strong somebody’s marriage, friendships, career, or any other area in life is – nobody is immune to experiencing some level of spiritual darkness.
What is the cure? Many try to find a cure by ignoring the brokenness. We may binge a tv series, spend our money on something we think may change our lives, or numb it in other ways. But ignoring or numbing the reality of our brokenness doesn’t help much. In truth, it doesn’t help at all.
The good news is that God still provides a cure. But God didn’t say, “follow these rules or laws and things will get better!” Instead, Jesus came to earth, and in John 8:12 said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”
READING & JOURNALING:
ISAIAH 8:20-9:6, JOHN 8:12
What is one area of your life that is currently in spiritual darkness?
What are some ways you try to avoid thinking about this area of your life? Does avoiding it help much?
Heavenly Father, I confess that there are times I try to numb or ignore the darkness in my life. Or there may be times when I don’t ignore the darkness, but I try to find the solution somewhere other in than in You. This week, I simply pray for wisdom and strength and turn to Jesus. To look at His life, His teachings, His grace, and His love, and to know that all spiritual darkness has already been defeated by Him. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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