Finding God in the Darkness

“”In his blog post yesterday, spiritual director Sam Rahberg, ended his post with these words, “Let the Great Rabbi hold you silently against his heart.”  It leads gently to today’s Advent devotion.

Isaiah 42:16 “I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them, I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.”

Song Lyric Excerpt

“Hope In Front of Me”

“I’ve been running through rain that I thought would never end, trying to make it on faith in a struggle against the wind. I’ve seen the dark and the broken places but I know in my soul, no matter how bad it gets, I’ll be alright.  There’s hope in front of me. There’s a light, I still see it. There’s a hand still holding me.  Even when I don’t believe it. I might be down but I’m not dead.  There’s better days still up ahead Even after all I’ve seen.  There’s hope in front of me.”

Today’s song lyrics talk about holding on when it seems there is no end to the darkness.  God tells us he will turn darkness to light and make the rough places smooth.  What can we do to find God in the darkness?

Dear God, thank you for never leaving our side, even when we forget you’re there.  Help us to make you our first response in all things.  Give us hearts that have the wisdom to hear your words and listen for your whispers.  Thank you for being our life guide and making our rough spots smooth.  Really trying to listen, Amen.

To see the entire devotion for today, December 5th, go to

One thought on “Finding God in the Darkness

  1. Dear Autumn, Thanks for this great devotional and the link to the “Hope in front of me” song. I needed to hear this in just this form today as I’m struggling with my energy not come back very well after my accident four months ago. Love to you and Chris, Pastor Paul


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