“And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them”. Isaiah 42:16
Darkness can be so “all encompassing and overwhelming”. Strangely enough, we can easily become so adjusted to it. What was once an uncomfortable and uncertain place, (with endless whispers from the enemy) over time can give us the false illusion of security and familiarity. The light that could illuminate our situation and bring us clarity and wisdom, eventually becomes a distant flicker.
Sin rolls into our lives like a foggy morning; clouding our judgement, our vision and the paths we are walking. Disorientation and false illusions of satisfaction and happiness, lead us further and further away from the light. After years of wandering in the wilderness of self satisfaction and self gratification; wallowing in pity and shame of the things we have done and even things done unto us; we can no longer find our way home. We stake our tents in the field of deception and darkness, covering ourselves in a blanket of false security. Unknowingly making ourselves prey to the thief who comes only to steal, kill and destroy. Lying there in this darkness, defeated and broken down we cry out in desperation that somewhere in the midst of the things we cannot see, we will find a beacon of hope.
Enter Jesus: who came so that we may have life and have it to the full! His very presence illuminates our surroundings and calms our fears, giving us a new perspective. He takes our hand and leads us out of the wilderness and into a new territory that He had always intended us to dwell in. His light reveals the beauty we had lost sight of. His peace is now what encompasses us. We no longer walk alone or blindly along the rocky path but instead with a light that guides us. Understanding now, that we do not take any step alone. He begins to smooth out the rough spots and pitfalls we have created while in the darkness.
He has never left us nor forsaken us. The light has always been there wooing us to come and allow Him to show us the way. The way – to walk within His peace, to dwell with Him in gardens of hope, love and grace.
More than anything, He wants us to experience His love and accept His gift of redemption and eternal life. He paid the highest ransom to free you from the bondage of darkness. Embrace the freedom that has been provided. Shake off the mirage of chains that are holding you back and run, run to the arms of the Savior where you will find light that leads to life! You are never too far away or too far gone. The light never goes out; it burns eternal for all who are seeking refuge and healing.
God is faithful. The same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He will leave the light on for you.