Friday, March 11, 2011

Dark Hours

Tragedy.  One of the largest earthquakes recorded hit Japan . . .  a tsunami . . . fires . . . devastation . . . death . . . loss.  Our friends and neighbors across the sea had fifteen to thirty minutes warning as the water rolled into and over the land.  Now. Hawaii and the West Coast are on alert for a tsunami.
Suffering.  Waiting.  Praying. Persevering. 
In the dark hours of life, the presence of God surrounds us.  Pain is never more real than in the darkest hour.  The thing is . . . when  we call on God in the darkness . . . He comes, bringing a peace beyond human understanding.   The power of the presence of God is never more real than in the deepest suffering.

I sought the LORD, and he answered me; 
   he delivered me from all my fears . . .
The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, 
   and he delivers them. (Psalm 34: 4, 7, TNIV)
We need God at all times; however, I don't know how anyone could ever make it through the darkness without His presence. God delivers us from our fear, carrying our burdens, healing our wounds, encamping around us.

Christ, Deliverer, Comforter, Healer, come in this dark hour. 
Learning to Kickstart the day trusting God to come in the dark hours,

(written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2011 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)