by Sandy Kirby Quandt
Dreary weather. No sunshine. Bitter wind. Cold temperatures. Rain. Yuk. Sigh.
That pretty much sums up the beginning of 2015 in my part of the world. I understand we aren’t the only ones to experience nasty weather, and I sympathize with those who battle the elements to a greater intensity, but for us, where it is usually at least partly sunny most days, the absence of sunshine has been downright depressing.
A small ray of the bright stuff every now and then is appreciated.
Fortunately, the rain stopped and the sun is once again casting shadows across the yard.
While we waited for the dreariness of the past month to end, it would have been easy to think the sun was never going to come out. It would have been easy for our attitudes to become as gloomy as the weather.
In life, I believe, there are times our outlook on life can become dreary without a ray of hope in it. Those times are enough to turn even the most cheerful person into a person of gloom, despair, and agony.
When those clouds of darkness come over us, it’s easy to wonder if we’ll ever experience the glow of light again. It becomes difficult to look past the darkness that envelopes to even consider things could get better. Hope of brighter days can vanish like the morning fog.
During these times of misery and seeming defeat we need to keep our eyes off our situation, and keep them on Jesus, the Light of the World in whom there is no darkness. He is the one who can turn our darkness into light. It is his hand that can guide us by faith through the dreariness of life.
Like Annie sang in the musical of the same name, the sun will come out tomorrow. We won’t be left in perpetual darkness, gloom, and despair if we hold onto the Light of the World, because no matter what it looks like outside there is sunshine in our souls.
Feeling like the sun will never shine again? Call out to Jesus. Look to him to replace your dreariness with his light.
What do you do when the dreariness of life seems to overwhelm?
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And the city did not need the sun or the moon. The glory of God was shining on it, and the Lamb was its light. Revelation 21:23 (CEV)
I wish you well.
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