If you grew up in church like I did, at times it can feel as if you were born into the light. We are surrounded by so many good things, great people, and influences—you can almost forget what the darkness can be like. I didn’t have the dark-into-light experience like some have experienced, I gave my heart to Jesus as a young boy and had a great childhood. The down side is that I kind-of floated through many seasons with a faith that had never truly been challenged.
One day my world came crashing down and I found myself in the darkest place I had ever been. I received an unexpected phone call one night—the voice on the other end of the line stated, “Dan, your mom lost her life in a car accident.” I don’t think anyone could ever be prepared for such a moment. I remember going to bed that night and wishing that I didn’t wake up the next morning. I didn’t know how to face this. All that I knew how to do was to call out to Jesus. I was lost—in a dark place–and for the first time I couldn’t see a way out. I needed a Savior.
God come quickly only you can save me, will You lead me where the light is
God be with me, don’t know where I’m going, will You lead me where the light is
I’ve been living in the dark, I’ve been looking for daylight, You’re my daylight
I used to think that Jesus was just here to bring people into the light, and once He brought them there, everything was good-to-go! So, I left myself out of the equation. I didn’t realize, until that tragic moment, the power that I needed from Him. I began to see that I was hopeless on my own.
When I awoke that next day, I felt a small ray of hope and light. God began guiding me into the light again, and in the midst of a storm I felt overwhelming peace and comfort. What initially seemed to be a wound that would never heal, He healed.
There’s not hurt, no scar or bruise, there’s not a wound too deep for you
Sometimes we feel like we have to fight on our own, as if we’re a superhero Christian of sorts. God hasn’t called on us to be alone, in fact, He tells us that “His strength is made perfect in our weakness.” Whether we’re running away from Him, or we’ve been faithfully walking with Him for many years—we all still need Jesus daily. We need Him to keep leading us to where the light is.
2 Cor12:8-10 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
John 8:12 “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”