Monday, May 1, 2017
Afraid of the dark?
"For You light my lamp; the Lord my God illumines my darkness." Psalm 18:28.
Why are children afraid of the dark?
Maybe it’s a fear of-
- being left alone,
- a feeling of separation,
- their vivid imagination, or
- shadows in the dark.
The fact is, children fear the dark for many of the same reasons adults do.
It seems many fears intensify in the night-
- especially sleepless nights.
But I have good news:
God is with us wherever we go.
Listen to a portion of Psalm 139:
“Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the Heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”
Like a loving Father-
God offers us a hand to hold in life’s darkest hours.
He’ll carry us through the darkness-
- and lead us where we need to go.