The world can be a very dark place without God. We have lived through the darkness during the Sandy Hook shootings and now the Boston bombings. When we let God—Creator, Savior, and Advocate—out of our lives the world is not only a lot darker but it gets more complicated, confusing, and hopeless. I know because I have let my work become so important that God has become an afterthought the past few weeks. The result is that I feel lost.
Yet when I hoped for good, evil came; when I looked for light, then came darkness. Job 30:26
The funny thing is that I have been prodded by God to write several articles and tweets about turning away from God. I thought I was supposed to be helping others. Now, I realize that my writings were first for me.
When we lose touch with God, or never get close to Him in the first place, our way gets lost. It’s almost impossible to put the world in context, including all of the horors of Sandy Hook and Boston. God truly is a light shining the way on a path that is too dark without Him. I have been down the dark path the past few weeks and don’t want to stay on it. It’s a road to nowhere.
We get so busy and lost in our own business that God and others around us become an afterthought, at best. This life and everything in it becomes the only reason for being. We may not realize it at first but that road becomes a very dark dead in.
God never leaves us; we leave Him by turing our backs away from the light and to the darkness. I just turned back around and the brillance, warmth, and clarity of God are overpowering and reassuring. God is always there waiting with open arms.
And get the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; for this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found! And they began to celebrate. Luke 15:23-24
I wish you a blessed, God-filled day. If you are feeling the least bit confused or down, just turn a little to God. You’ll see the light.
O send out your light and truth; let them lead me. Psalm 43:3