‘Will the Lord reject forever? Will He never show His unfailing love again? Has His promise failed for all time? Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has He in anger withheld his compassion?’ Then I thought, ’To this will I appeal: The years of the right hand of the Most High.’
Psalm 77:7-10 (NIV)
I’ve always found it amazing that, in the middle of this psalm, the psalm writer seemed to realize that he couldn’t just sit around thinking about the negative things that were happening in his life. Perhaps he understood that if he kept thinking about the negative he would keep feeling down, so in order to get the negative things out of his mind he decided to replace them with thoughts about the Lord. There is an old proverb that says, “Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.” Many times when we find ourselves in dark situations in life, dark situations at work, dark situations in our families. We try to find someone to call and say, “It sure is dark” when what we really need to do is replace those thoughts with thoughts about the light.
Those children may be acting out of character, but at least they’re healthy!
They may not pay you what you desire right now, but at least you’re working!
They may have walked out of your life, but at least they didn’t take you out on the way!
Instead of cursing the dark areas in your life, I dare you to light a candle of praise!
~~~~~~ Pastor Jessie Jennings III