Thursday, 16 December 2010 21:57

The Deep Darkness

Written by Judy Patrick

After the birth of my last child, I experienced unimaginable depression and anxiety. Panic attacks occurred everyday. Nighttime became an opportunity to escape life by sleeping, yet, sleep did not come easy.

Even in the midst of my agonizing experience, I sensed God’s presence. A supportive husband gave me acceptance and love. A Christian counselor helped me recover.

God taught me that He works in all circumstances for my good (Romans. 8:28). 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 became a favorite passage—God comforts us so we can comfort others. I walked through the darkness almost thirty years ago. Since then, God has used me to comfort hurting women.

“. . . .Moses entered into the deep darkness where God was.” (Exodus 20:21 NLT) The people were afraid to experience God in the darkness. Moses, however, found opportunity to grow in his relationship with God. He had an intimate relationship with God while in the darkness. It became his resting place.

It’s easy to believe God’s presence in the sunshine of our lives. Finding God in the darkness is a challenge. I found God in the darkness. He is faithful to comfort, teach, and carry His children through the darkness. We can trust God to be in the “deep darkness” of our lives.