The darkness snuck into my heart uninvited and unnoticed like a black fog drifting in through the windows choking my heart and clouding my mind. I didn’t recognize it because though a frequent visitor when I was young it rarely visits today. I didn’t understand my weighted soul until in a brief flash I understood the demon had returned.
There were several reasons and no reason. So struggling to find my way felt like a journey in a dark forest without the moonlight to guide. I searched to find the path I was on and grew lost searching for the trail out.
Days passed and the darkness remained. Strategies I’ve practiced somehow failed. I felt ever more alone.
Yet, somehow into the midst of this darkness the first glow of dawn broke. I rested again in what has always saved me. That God is still with me and though I’d lost my way he hadn’t lost me.
I remembered he promised that when I’m the poorest in spirit he reveals his kingdom most brightly.
“Thank you Lord Jesus. That is enough for today.”