This quote has been on my mind for quite some time. It is one of my favorites. It’s “religion” in action. It’s “religion” that jumps off the page and becomes real and alive. Over the years, I’ve searched for so many things in life to make me happy but this is the answer. I’ve worn masks and pretended but nothing has ever been more fulfilling, more freeing, or more life changing then when I made the choice to connect with others and step out from behind the mask. We tend to like keeping our problems safely tucked away in the dark, but God does His work in the light. Sometimes, I think God is just waiting for us to make the courageous choice to bring the issues we struggle with secretly… out into the sunlight. When we take this small step of faith, God blesses it.
I came across these verses in Micah. I love how much confidence in God they illustrate. Just beautiful.
But me, I’m not giving up.
I’m sticking around to see what God will do.
I’m waiting for God to make things right.
I’m counting on God to listen to me….
I’m sitting in the dark right now,
but God is my light…
He’ll turn on the lights and show me his ways.
I’ll see the whole picture and how right he is. (portions of Micah 7: 7-9 MSG)