Nothing, absolutely nothing is impossible with God. Say that as many times as it takes to believe it from the inside out. What valuable information to have and to cling to in time of distress, confusion, and concerned worry about our futures, right? But do we really believe this statement of Truth? Do we really believe what we say we know about God to be really real? What we truly believe seems to show up in the dark.
What are we seeking? Who are we seeking? How much time is spent in the seeking? These are all good questions for thought when we stop to evaluate where we are going and who we are really following in this life. Who do we trust with our lives? “If my life depended on it, I would trust ________ first and only.” Fill in the blank with your first thought.
When our kids were very young, we visited a cave in Missouri with friends from that part of the country. We followed a guide who took us many steps down into a wide crevice underground where there was a small lake. Lights were glowing all around so we could find our way down. We were warned by our friends that in the guide’s “talk” he will turn off the power switch and all will go dark for a few moments so we could experience total darkness. We warned our kids. Randy lifted the youngest one up in his arms to hold. I took the hands of the other two before it all went dark. It was only for a few seconds but the darkness was eerie. Absolutely no light was visible in depths of the earth. I could feel the hands of our kids go from limply holding on to grasping my hands tightly and felt their bodies move as close as possible to mine. Our kids clung to us in those moments, trusting us to keep them safe.
In our dark moments, who do we run to, reach for, cling to and trust? There is Someone who wants you to trust Him completely. When all does dark in our lives and we can’t see the light, reach for the Hand who loves us most, has compassion for what we’re are going through like no one else can, and is already at work providing for all your needs—if you allow Him.
IN OTHER WORDS…
If we knew of someone who had all power, all knowledge, all ability to transform creation to all that is good and right with the wave of His hand or the mere sound of His voice wouldn’t we give all we had to know him? Wouldn’t we move where we are in life closer and closer to be nearer to feel His touch and hear the still small whisper of His voice to us? Wouldn’t we give everything we have to gain access to the One who’s greatest desire is to save us from death and give us life for eternity?
Think about it…take all the time you need.
Matthew—The Law Fulfilled
Matthew 13:44-45, NLT
Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl
44 “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.
45 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. 46 When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it!
Our dark times reveal what we are feeding our minds and storing up in our hearts and souls as we reach for help to guide us. Get ready for dark times by storing up complete trust in God. Love God and others like your life depended on it—because it does. Run from the enemy who wants to destroy our seeking and deplete our storehouse. Give everything we now hold on to and cling to in tight fists as we reach for the Hand of God. We will not regret taking His hand as we walk through dark times, reveling in the Light of His love, mercy and grace, while celebrating our freedom and joy in finding the treasure who keeps on giving.
Jesus is indeed the “pearl of great price”, God’s Son who shows us The Way to God’s Truth with the bonus of Life eternal. “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
“We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19
Abba, Father in Heaven,
Thank you for taking my hand in dark times and leading me to your Light. You do this over and over again. When we are unsure of what is going on around us, you reveal who you are to us and lead us out of trouble and confusion with Truth and clarity. You provide wisdom when we need it most along with more understanding and insight because of your teaching lessons along the life’s journey.
You are indeed the “pearl” of great price AND the price has already been paid in full for all of us! Amazing! I am forever grateful to you for giving me life now and for eternity. I’m yours. I’m never letting go. All that I am and all that I have belongs to you. I live expectantly for where you will take me, what you will do in me and through me as I take Your Hand. I will hold on a little tighter when darkness comes, but you expect that, don’t you? I love you with all my heart, mind and soul, Lord.
In Jesus Name, Amen