LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
– Romans 15:13
How cliché is the phrase “there is a light at the end of the tunnel”? Very! As I was thinking though, I realized how true those words actually are. So many thoughts run through my mind when I hear “there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.” For example, even though we are in the dark, you know that we will come out of the tunnel eventually and see the bright sun again! It’s there my friends. We know that God has the power to give us hope, peace, and joy during this time of the unknown!
This time last year, my husband and I were driving through the mountains in North Carolina, which neither of us had ever seen. For those of you that have never been, there are a few different ways to get through the mountains. You can drive around on winding roads or you can drive through the mountains via long and dark tunnels. We thought those were so cool. They would be pretty long and have a few dim lights on the top part of the tunnel’s ceiling lighting the way, but you still felt like you were in the dark. After driving what seemed like 10 minutes through this tunnel, I would mentally start to wonder if we would ever get out of there. Once we could see the light at the end of the tunnel, my question of “are we almost out of it yet?” was answered.
I know so many of us may feel that way right now, asking ourselves or others “are we ever getting out of this dark tunnel?” Well, I am happy to announce that we ARE! I sure don’t know when, but I know that we will see the light soon because of the hope in Jesus! I know that it can seem like you are sinking deeper and deeper into darkness and not knowing when the light will start shining through, so I want to encourage you to seek the Light! Grab your Bible, open and read the truth that is the Word of God. Step into the light with Christ every day, and worship in your living room. We have all the access to find brightness while the outside world may seem trapped in darkness.
I want to leave you with some hope. Like the scripture says in Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit”. I pray that whoever is reading this today would be able to find the Light of the Lord! Whether that is accepting Christ as your Savior for the first time, or digging deeper into the relationship you already have with the Lord, this is the time! We have been blessed with a lot of free time and I believe that the Lord is asking us to use that time to spend it with Him!
I ask you to pray to God to reveal the sins that are holding you back. Ask God to help you remove those from your life. Next, ask God to help fix your eyes upon Him. Ask for guidance and direction as you are navigating through this dark tunnel. Lastly, thank Jesus for the sacrifice He made for you, and praise Him for the forgiveness He bought for us.
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