The Dark Days

I think one of the things I love most about doing life with Christ is the constant reminders that He is everywhere. I discover Him in the ordinary and the mundane all the time.

We are studying the Book of Ruth at church and one of lessons we are learning is that my story…your story and His story are connected and continually intersecting.

God is at work.

Even when we can’t see the billboard or His name in bold, bright lights, He is at work. When it appears God is being quiet, that is exactly the time He is doing something powerful in us, through us and around us.

I say this because, sometimes it’s easy to get discouraged when our circumstances don’t seem to reflect God. But, over and over and over, through out my life, I’ve looked back in the rearview mirror and there’s the billboard! And that billboard becomes another landmark in my life of God’s constant presence and God’s incredible faithfulness.

When there are seasons in my life when I can’t see Him. I trust this.

God is faithful. Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow.

One of the points I wrote down from the message on Sunday was this, “in our dark days, as an act of faith do the next thing. And, as an act of love, God will show up.”

If you find yourself in this spot today…cling to Him, trust Him, and simply do the next thing.

Linking up with Jen today over at Finding Heaven

12 thoughts on “The Dark Days

  1. Phil D. Malmstrom

    Great post Eileen, and I really like the site redesign!

    Your post today reminded me somewhat of the prayer(s) I use to close out my Thankful Thursday posts:

    “Heavenly Father,

    We thank You Lord, for all the Blessings You bring to our lives each day; both those that light up the sky with Your glory, and those that quietly grace us from the shadows.”

    Just because His works aren’t showing up as a “Burning Bush” every moment doesn’t mean that His influence isn’t affecting us.

    Have a Blessed Day!

    1. eile5170 Post author

      “those that light up the sky with Your glory, and those that quietly grace us from the shadows.” That’s beautiful, Phil!

  2. Allison

    Love this Eileen….sometimes the only thing we can do is the next thing. We must wait on Him, even when we don’t see Him. That is true faith. Trusting and walking with Him, even when we don’t feel His presence with us!

  3. Jen

    I wasn’t prepared for the redecorating, but I love it! Perfect for the fall season.

    I love your gentle words, Eileen. I’ve been in those seasons where I’ve just had to do the next thing…and hope and wait and trust that God is faithful.

    1. Eileen Post author

      Thanks, Jen. I love fall! Yes, the next thing. I’ve been there too and I think that’s why it resonates with us. Those seasons seem to be the time when God is growing us the most too.

  4. Lisa

    Simply trust Him and do the next thing. Love this, Eileen! God is faithful and He is always working, we don’t just always see the big picture. We just trust. Thanks for this great encouragement today. Many blessings!

  5. Tracy

    Hi Eileen – I also love how Christ and His work is everywhere and how sometimes you catch a glimpse of it just when you need to. Great post and great reminder that He is always working things out for our good
    God bless

  6. Jennifer@GDWJ

    Love the digs. Pretty!

    And a good word here for you. Thank you for that.

    So often, we’re told “don’t look back.” But I think it does us some good to peek in the rear-view mirror once in a while to see what we’ve come from, and to see God’s handiwork in the process.

  7. Janet

    God is always working behind the scenes. Quietly.

    Sometimes when life has been tough and tragic, I’ve tried to remember that God IS working this out for our good. Maybe I’ll see it someday and maybe I won’t. But – he is ALWAYS moving behind the scenes.

    I’ve had enough examples of this in my own life. I cling to those instances to get me through the next trial.

    God is good


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