During these difficul times, we’re being surrounded by darkness. Everywhere we look, there is evidence of a disease that is taking over not only the nation but the world.
It’s invaded our lives, caused isolation, sickness, and poverty amidst the planet. People are afraid, as we are all in a waiting period. Praying for life to return to normal. There is darkness in the world, and it can be tempting to believe that God’s light has gone away with it.
When the valleys of our lives occur, it can be easy to think “why would God let this happen?” If I’m being honest, that’s usually my first thought when things turn bad. But you see, it isn’t that God let these things happen.
He is using all of those bad, terrible things for good.
God is taking all of the darkness in our lives, all of the despair, all of the sorrow, and he is working them together for good. Isn’t that amazing? God is so powerful and so good that the darkness will not go unanswered.
The darkness will not win the war because God takes those parts of our lives that have no light, no good, and he works those things together for our good.
Right now, we are in a trial. What’s happening in the world is hard and heavy. It’s not going to be easy, and there are probably going to be a lot of bad days. We have to remember even at our lowest points that God is using it for good.
I have never understood death, struggles, sickness, and pain. Why would God put those things in our lives? The answer is in Romans 8:28, “We know that all things work together for good.” All things, GOOD AND BAD, are being worked for good.
Try to really wrap your mind around what that means, and meditate on it. The idea, while easy to understand, is hard to live by.
When you’re in the middle of darkness it’s hard to see light. It’s hard to be positive and push away the pain and think “this is for good.” If you can’t see the light, how do you know it’s there?
The way I like to think of it is it’s as if you are driving under a tunnel. Even though you can’t see the light above you, you trust in the fact than when you come out of the other side it will be still there.
That’s the same way you have to think about struggling in your life. You have to endure the darkness to see the light shining at the end brighter than ever before.