There are times when we all face great disappointments or such a hard blow that everything looks hopeless. It’s times like this that we need God’s guidance on how to confront the darkness that has engulfed us. A well-known physician made this valuable observation about patients he knew that were facing extreme situations. He said, “I believe that people would be healthier, live longer, and do better if they could learn to handle their disappointments skillfully.”

Genesis 1:1-4 offers God’s guidance on how to get out of the darkness. “In the beginning, God created the heaven and earth, and the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said let there be light. And there was light. And God saw the light, and it was good.”

1. “In the beginning, God…and darkness was upon the face of the deep.” God is always present in your darkness! When darkness blotted out the sun for three hours on the day when Jesus was on the cross, God the Father was present. So even in a dark situation when we think we are all alone, He is Present!

2. “And the Spirit of God moved upon the waters.” Not only is He with us but He is working on our behalf. God is moving right now for your good. It might not feel like it, but it’s true. Whatever situation you’re facing He is there working for you.

3. “Let there be light, and there was light.” God is speaking! His guidance is coming. Sometimes directly in your heart, or through His word, and other times, it can come through a trusted friend. And when it comes it will bring light. It will move you out of the darkness and into a new day!

For a lot more on this subject Download my series on “Moving Life Forward.”

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