Oct 132016

The Dark Room ~ Part 2

In The Dark Room Part 1, I wrote about the dark place that was holding me prisoner. When I cried out to God for help, He answered me! The light came on, and the Light of the World, Jesus Christ, stepped into my dark place, shining His light into every unlit corner. When the light came on, I could see all those things that had been hurting me. I was easily able to identify a number of them. They carried labels regarding the man who molested me as a child, the pain of rejection when the one I loved and thought I would marry decided someone else was a lot better than me, my weaknesses and failures, and the constant barrage of negative thoughts about myself as compared to others. There were some that I couldn’t put a label on. Those I had to ask Jesus to explain to me. One by one He picked them up. We looked at them together, and I heard HIS view of each one of them. He shared His Word with me to show me ways to deal with each one of them HIS way. Little by little we worked together in my room. There was no time pressure ~ no need to hurry our way through. I came to understand that Jesus would NEVER leave me to deal with anything on my own. I also began to understand that this was a lifelong process we were engaged in. I could trust Him to stay with me through it all until the day He called me Home!

I can’t adequately describe for you the freedom that came to me when I allowed Jesus to enter my “secret” dark place. It wasn’t a secret to Him. Nothing is! I can only say that I was trapped and in bondage, and He came and set me free!

If you are in a dark place in your life longing to be free of the darkness, and you need the healing Light of the World, Jesus Christ, to shine on the prison you are in, cry out to Him for help! Cry loud and long! He will come! Allow Him to begin the process of restoring and healing your life.

If you are in the process of allowing Christ to heal you, and you are discouraged by how long the process is taking, if it feels as though you’re making no progress at all, I want to encourage you that though the process is lengthy, life-long to be exact, results are already evident! Some healing has already taken place! Sometimes the results may not be visible to you, but He sees the progress that’s been made, and He’s not giving up on you! He’s still working on you! Don’t give up on His work in you, and don’t give up on yourself!


Jesus, help me! I cry out to you for help! Please bring Your light to my dark places and do whatever it takes to bring me to health and wholeness in You. Give me the strength I need to persevere in this life-long adventure of becoming all You mean for me to be. Cut away what holds me back, remove all that will steal my life from You, and show me what You want me to do with each part of my life. Thank You! Amen.

Song of the Today:

He’s Still Working on Me

He’s still working on me to make me what I ought to be.
It took Him just a week to make the moon and stars,
The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars.
How loving and patient He must be, He’s still working on me.
1. There really ought to be a sign upon my heart,
Don’t judge her yet, there’s an unfinished part.
But I’ll be perfect just according to His plan
Fashioned by the Master’s loving hands.
2. In the mirror of His Word reflections that I see
Make me wonder why He never gave up on me.
He loves me as I am and helps me when I pray
Remember He’s the Potter, I’m the clay.
Joel Hemphill
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