God isn't afraid of the dark.

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The Lord said that He would dwell in thick darkness. {1 Kings 8:12}

God isn’t afraid of the dark. He is not scared of the secret places in our hearts. The ones that haven’t seen daylight for years. The kind with the locks on the doors. The sort that we don’t say out loud or even fully admit to ourselves.

God isn’t afraid of the dark. He is not running scared from the tragedies in our lives. He is not backing away from the brokenness and the bitterness and the shattered dreams. He is not intimidated by the monsters under our beds or inside our minds.

God isn’t afraid of the dark. He is not avoiding the struggles or the addictions. He is not waving His hands in surrender to the enemies of our souls. He is not saying, “This is too much for me.”

God isn’t afraid of the dark. He is not afraid to step right into it. Not afraid to even dwell in the middle of it. Because He is light and in Him there is not darkness at all. This means darkness can surround Him and He cannot be defeated or diminished by it.

God isn’t afraid of the dark. In the beginning He spoke life-words into it and said, “Let there be light.” Then He came as a baby into a midnight world and announced His arrival with a shining star. He conquered death in a dark tomb and rolled the stone away, making a way into the brightness for all of us.

God isn’t afraid of the dark. This means we don’t ever have to be either. Even when we can’t feel Him, through the longest night, right in the thick of it—He is always there. He can still “dwell in thick darkness.” He is the invincible sun behind the fiercest clouds.


Holley Gerth

p.s. If you like this post you’ll love these books – You’re Going to Be Okay and What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days {devotional}


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