THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
WHEN YOU’RE IN A DARK PLACE IN YOUR LIFE, CHARACTER IS DEVELOPED THAT YOU WILL NOT FIND IN THE LIGHT
All of us at some point will go through a dark place—a sickness, a divorce, a loss, a child who breaks our heart. It’s easy to get discouraged, give up on our dreams, and think that’s the end. But God uses the dark places. They’re a part of His divine plan. Think of a seed. As long as a seed remains in the light, it cannot germinate and will never become what it was created to be. The seed must be planted in the soil, in a dark place, so that the potential on the inside will come to life.
You may not realize it, but it’s only in the dark places that the seeds of greatness in you—dreams, goals, talents, potential—will come to life. These times of darkness are where your character is developed, where you learn to trust God and persevere, and where you gain blessings you cannot gain in the light.
Isaiah 50:10, NLT
…If you are walking in darkness, without a ray of light, trust in the LORD and rely on your God.