Despite A Dark Night

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I’m this type of person who when going through a dark night, I want to get out as quickly as possible. I have a problem seeing clearly on a dark night but over the years I have come to realize that sometimes God’s plan is not always to get me out of it but to have me make a difference there; to be the light in that dark night.

When bad things, like terrorist attacks or any heinous incidences of that nature happen, a lot of people are affected. However, some of those who live through these darkest of nights come out sharing testimonies and stories of hope. As Christians, it would do us good to always remember that despite what we go through, we are to be a light of this world. (Matthew 5:14).

Are you in a difficult situation that you need to be a witness of?

A while back I was speaking to a dear sister and got both encouraged and challenged in my spirit. This young woman was battling a serious health problem but in the midst of her dark night she was able to offer hope and encouragement to those in a similar situation. She was at the hospital for chemotherapy and couldn’t help overhearing another patient on phone panicking about chemo, hair loss, side effects and a whole range of other stuff associated with cancer treatment. As soon as the other woman hung up the phone my sister stepped in and shared the message of hope and the faithfulness of God. Even on your dark night, if you let Him, God can still use you. Yes, you can provide light at the end of someone else’s tunnel!

This reminds me of Paul and Silas on their dark night: About midnight they were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. (Acts 16:25). Some people will get to hear, understand and receive the gospel only through you because you are in a situation they can identify with – the same tunnel. You’re more real and more relevant to them. View your tunnel as your platform or pulpit to proclaim the message of Jesus Christ – the True Light. God has an eternal purpose for the problem you’re facing. Out of those ashes, where all seems lost; if you let Him, He is able to give you beauty that you can share with others.

Copyright © 2014 Dee Kyalo-Mwanzia

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Dee Kyalo is the author of Crushing Invisible Barriers and Looking Up . Check out the cool reviews and ‘like’ us on Facebook! Both books are available here now.

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2 responses to “Despite A Dark Night

  1. Great message, Dee. Thanks for sharing.

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