Dear Jesus

My Light shines most brightly through believers who trust Me in the dark. That kind of trust is supernatural: a production of My indwelling Spirit.

Dear Jesus,

I love walking in the Light with You. I am a creature who craves light—sunlight and even artificial light, but especially the Light of Your holy Presence. I trust You easily when there’s plenty of light in my world. Trusting You in the dark is another matter altogether; there’s a kind of desperation to it—clinging to You as if my life depended on it.

Beloved, growing in grace is all about trusting Me: in good times, in bad times, at all times. I am Lord over all your circumstances, so I want to be involved in every aspect of your life. One of the best ways of connecting with Me—here and now—is trusting Me in the very situation where you find yourself. When your world seems dark and you trust Me anyway, My Light shines brightly through you. You may not be aware of this illumination, but it is visible to many: both in heavenly realms and on earth. Your display of transcendent trust weakens spiritual forces of evil. People around you are strengthened and blessed by My supernatural Light showing through you.

Clinging to Me in the dark feels like an act requiring all your willpower. Exerting your will is definitely important, but there is more: My hand has an eternal grip on yours. I will never let go of you! Moreover, My indwelling Spirit empowers you to keep hanging on. When you feel on the brink of giving up, cry out for His assistance: “Help me, Holy Spirit!” This brief prayer enables you to tap into His vast Power. Be encouraged by knowing that though you may see only darkness, My Light is shining through you in surpassing splendor!

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
~ 1 John 1:7 

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. 
~ Psalm 62:8 

Even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me. 
~ Psalm 139:10 [NKJV]

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