Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
Have you ever heard the saying, “there’s a light at the end of the tunnel”? I have heard that many times and a few years ago when I was walking through the deepest part of my valley, God changed that saying for me. He showed me a truth that changed the rest of my journey through the valley. The truth is simple yet powerful! If you lay hold of it and apply it to whatever valley or trial you are facing, I believe it will change your journey through the valley as well.
As I was walking through these extremely dark times, I kept asking the Lord, “Why does this have to be so hard? Why are You so far away? And Why did the “LIGHT” have to be so far away at the end of the tunnel?” I kept thinking that eventually when I get to the end of the tunnel, where the light is, the trial will start to get easier. It was then that that HE answered in His still small voice and spoke truth into my spirit. What I heard was this, “I AM the LIGHT in the midst of the tunnel with you”.
Selah (pause and reflect)….my translation… Wait, what? Stop. I think I need to hear that again Lord! Lol!
And the Lord’s voice came again and said, “I AM the LIGHT in the MIDST of the tunnel WITH YOU”. At that moment, the reality that I was not alone in my “darkness” finally became a truth I could grasp. I kept having these thoughts over and over and just kept soaking in the truth. “He is right here with me. I am not alone. I don’t have to be afraid. I am not alone. He is right here with me.”
Then the truth began to go even deeper into my spirit and went to a CORE lie I had believed since I was a child and began to crush the lie and bring freedom to my soul.
The lie I had believed: “I was abandoned and there was no one to protect me”.
The enemy often brings lies right at the core of our pain because he knows there is a greater chance we will believe them. The serpent had lied to me long enough! As I basked in the truth God spoke to me that day, Christ began to bring more truth. With more truth came more FREEDOM.
The truth was this: Christ, My Daddy, was standing right there with me. He was not going anywhere. He had NEVER left me. He was holding my hand and was fighting with me and for me. That I am His beloved daughter and He hurts when I hurt.
As I opened my heart and mind more to these truths, the tunnel of darkness that was overwhelming me became a tunnel filled with LIGHT. A tunnel I now felt I could not only face, but come through it victoriously!
These truths changed me to the core and they changed the way I faced my trial(s) from that day forward. I now stood in a position of authority and confidence knowing that my Father was standing right in the middle of my trial with me.
When a light is turned on in a room, the darkness disappears. So if Christ, The Light of the world is in the middle of my trial(s) with me, then ALL darkness disappears and I no longer have to fear That is also true for you!
There are promises all throughout the Word of God that reiterate that we do not walk through this life (the good or the bad) alone. When we read The Word, apply its truth to our lives and allow its truth to soak into our spirit and transform us, it will strengthen us and prepare us as we face the trials of this life.
These are some other scriptures that have really helped me as I have faced trials in my life and I hope they bless you and encourage you as well. As you face the weeks and days ahead, know that God Your Father is with you wherever you go. He is for you, so who can be against you. He is the lifter of your head. He is the light of your world. He collects all your tears in a bottle. He will pour out a blessing that you cannot contain and He works all things together for good for those that love Him.
Be blessed and know that you are not alone in your trials. If you ever need prayer or support for anything you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you!
Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light unto my path.
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me, Your rod and Your staff comfort me.
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