I decided to share this again to encourage somebody who is going through a dark time. Maybe its grief, sickness, abandonment, loneliness, financial problems, ministry woes, business failing, you feel like the black sheep of the family, struggling spiritually, tired physically or whatever your woe, here’s what I know … YOU WILL SURVIVE THIS!
You’re probably asking, how can you know? Well, because if you weren’t meant to survive, you wouldn’t. Look, there are dark moments written into each of our journeys, but they are not made to last. It’s like being on a roller coaster. There comes a time when you might have to go through a part that’s dark. It only lasts a few seconds, yet you still experience it. Why? It’s part of the journey and you knew it when you decided to take the ride. You also knew, you couldn’t customize the ride by telling the operator, “I want to skip the dark parts.”
Spoiler alert … Neither can you customize this ride of life.
Sure, there’s going to be some twists and turns, some moments that cause your stomach to drop, sometimes you’ll have to scream out, squeeze your eyes shut and pray for it to end. It comes with the ride. Yet, while you’re riding this roller coaster of life, remember the rules.
- Ensure you meet the requirements for the size of the ride you’ve chosen. 2 Timothy 2:15
- Keep your eyes forward and head in the upright position to avoid injury. Hebrews 12:2
- Stay in your seat until you’ve been instructed to move. James 4:10
- Don’t be afraid to ask the operator questions. James 1:5
I don’t know who needs this today but know, even if the darkness never ends, you will survive it. But you must trust in and follow the instructions of the one operating your ride of life. If nothing else believe this … even when you’re in the darkest parts of your journey, God is still God, and His power never fails. As a matter of history, God did His best work in darkness.