Day 80 of 100 Days of The Joy of the Lord

August 16th, 2017

 

“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illu

minates it.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

 

I rarely talk about politics in public – mainly because everyone has an opinion. There’s an old adage that if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. I have no intention of falling. So, today

 

I am standing for LOVE. As a Christian, I am naturally drawn to light. A quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. says in part, “Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”

The Bible has given us the recipe and we have all of the ingredients!

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray… (I) will heal their land.” II Chronicles 7:14

When

we’re going through a crisis, we are more likely to pray. As my pastor reminds us, many of us are crisis converts. I know I am. I grew up knowing the Lord, but it took a life crisis for me to get serious and accept Him into my life.

On August 15, 2017, many of us witnessed darkness attempting to invade the light. One of the definitions of darkness is the absence of light.  Darkness is temporary. Another adage reminds us that although it may be dark, we have a Promise that Joy comes in the morning. Even though I’m often surprised when confronted with evil and darkness, it’s never long before I’m reminded that God is in control. He certainly knows how to deal with darkness.

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” Genesis 1:1-3 (NIV)

God’s been dealing with darkness since before the beginning of time. The darkness that threatens to overcome us may be overwhelming to us, but not to God. God controls the light AND the dark. And therein lies my Joy.

Written by Lorraine Castle ©2017 www.castlevirtualsolutions.com

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