I read this morning about the darkness that comes from our world. I had a friend share about a very dark day in his life yesterday. I was confronted by the darkness of our world that tries to pull us in. I spoke with a woman who was experiencing darkness in her life because of the choices of someone else.
Lent is a season that provides us an opportunity to be very real and honest about the darkness of our lives. It may be day time here right now, but for all of us, whether the sun is out or not, we live in a world of darkness. It surrounds us and permeates many facets of our lives.
Our willingness to be very real and honest with God about the darkness is actually an opportunity to allow Him to shine His light of truth into our darkness. When we bring it before Him, it is immediately overwhelmed by His light. The darkness is pushed back by the Light. We may not be able to ever completely remove ourselves from the darkness in our world, but if we stay close enough to Jesus, we will be able to see well enough to navigate through it!