Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Four Ways For A Christian Writer To Win A Publishing Package HERE



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!



 
Christian Living PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING

  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Nightlight
by Denette Jenkins Fretz
06/17/11
Not For Sale
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





"Even in darkness light dawns for the upright..." Psalm 112:4a

Cancer. Rebellious children. Unemployment. Transition. Financial strain. Loss. Depression. Several friends and I recently discussed the number of people we know who are embroiled in adversity. None of us could recall a time when so many friends and family were facing darkness.

Most of us don't comprehend the darkness created by suffering or uncertainty while we are busy surviving it. The Old Testament's Job didn't understand it. He brazenly informed God and misguided friends of his anguish, his confusion. Yet in the middle of his sufferings when he was "nothing but skin and bones," when his breath was offensive to his wife, when friends had forgotten him, and when young boys taunted him; Job made a bold statement, "As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will take His stand on the earth." Unwavering faith--despite his conviction that this same Defender had "blocked" his way and shrouded" his "paths in darkness."

During two of my blackest weeks, I was restricted to a hospital bed in the Cayman Islands. My tactful physician from the Grenadines warned, "If da clot in ya pelvis come loose den 'BOOM,' ya dead." I embraced Psalm 18:28 and have returned to it often:

"You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light."

The prophet Daniel desperately needed darkness illuminated. He, and all King Nebuchadnezzar's wise men, faced execution unless someone could interpret Nebuchadnezzar's dream--without being told the dream. After God revealed the dream and its meaning, Daniel lifted words of praise including:

"He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells in him."

We may not know what lies in our darkness, but The Light does...and "at night His song is with" us. Our God "will turn the darkness into light before" us.

Do you have an encouraging story or scripture for dark times?
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Scripture References: Job 19: 12-20, Job 19:25 (NASB), Job 19:8 (NIV), Daniel 2:22b, Psalm 42:8b, Isaiah 42:16b


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Denette Jenkins Fretz or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 170 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com