The Son Shines Through the Darkness

A few weeks ago at church, our worship pastor said a very simple statement, but I couldn’t get it out of my mind. He said something to this effect,  “The clouds cover the sun, but the sun is still there. And there are seasons of our life that can be covered in darkness, but the SON is still there.”

Wow, isn’t that true? Our lives are not always sunny. We have dark times, and during those times, it’s easy to feel like Jesus isn’t hearing us.

But He does hear us. Scripture reminds us, The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18)

Jesus knows our every hurt and our every pain. Have you ever hurt so bad, you felt you couldn’t face another day, or the pain was too great?

Have you cried until you felt you couldn’t cry anymore? All those tears are liquid prayers that flow right to the heart of God.

The Son Shines Through the DarknessRemember, we can’t see the whole picture. Things are going on behind the scenes that we can’t comprehend on this side of heaven.

1 Corinthians 3:12 says, Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.

We only see a tiny part of what God is doing in our lives, and many times, it doesn’t make sense.

  • Why did I lose someone I love?
  • Why is my child suffering?
  • Why am I having health issues?
  • Why did they hurt me?

I love this quote by John Piper, Occasionally weep deeply over the life you hoped would be. Grieve the losses. Then wash your face. Trust God and embrace the life you have. 

Today, ladies let’s stop limiting God! We can’t even imagine how much he wants to do in us and through. He is fighting for YOU!

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  1. Thank you, Cyndi, for your encouraging devotions that I look forward to each week! We are in such a time that we ALL need Jesus and be reminded that He is always there for us! Thank you for the scripture reminder and quotes! We as Jesus followers need to uphold each other and pray without ceasing! Peace and blessings!

  2. Thank you so much Cyndi, love the quote from John Piper and Psalm 34:18 so powerful.
    May all who died this past weekend in this tragic and horrifying killings rest in the Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  3. Cyndi, thank you for the reminder as I live by your mother’s saying. I lost my husband 14 years ago to a tragic motorcycle accident. As you can imaging I was devastated as I had four kids to deliver the news to. I was instantly mad at God. My justification was I only prayed for health and safety and never monetary things, why did he take him? Push forward a few years, my second child is involved with drugs and addiction. I kept trying to handle everything on my own. One day, I gave up and gave it to GOD! I realized I couldn’t do this on my own nor would I ever understand why God called my husband home and left me with four little ones. I learned to say, I don’t understand God but I have to trust him. By the glory of God, my daughter is slowly working on herself and she’s alive! I truly believe he’s heard my prayers.

    Sorry for the ranting but this hit home! My heart hurts for all those impacted by all the shootings. May God comfort them.

  4. Cyndi, I really needed to read this. I’m depressed and going through a valley. Your post really spoke to me and helped me. Thank you. By the way, I have the verse, “God is close to the brokenhearted…” on the inside of my kitchen cabinet door. I’ve been enjoying your blog for many years.

  5. Your timing is perfect with this, Cyndi. Thank you so very much. I’m late readying because I was traveling for a funeral, but this was just what I needed.

  6. Thank you so much. If you knew how much God uses you in my life daily you would be amazed. Once again thank you

  7. I think you are a GOD sent gift to me. If I’m the only one that you encourage then you have fulfilled your destiny. Thank you so much.

  8. Had a great sermon today at our church. He said that we do need to stick together due to all the horrific things that are happening in our world today. It gives us comfort to know that our God is in control of everything sticking together makes us stronger. Thank you Cyndi for all you do for all of us.

    God bless you and your family…Jesus is here for anyone who wants him. He loves us so much.

  9. A wonderful reminder we are not alone. I’m going to print out this one I need to read it every day. Thank you so much

  10. Beautiful..!!
    We are living in very dark days !!
    But the Son always find someone to encourage us..
    Blessings be upon you dear Cyndi 😇

  11. Thank you so much for this encouraging word my mom just went to be with the Lord on Wednesday. Remembering how loved we are by the Father He is my strength and song.
    Covered in His Love,
    Donna

  12. Thank you for your words. I live in El Paso, where one of the shootings to place. We are hurting but we
    Are Trusting God.

  13. What a beautiful reminder cyndi! And one that I greatly needed to hear, having endured several losses lately. It’s good to remember that even when we don’t feel like it, He is always there and always hears our prayers! And is always working all things out for our good. Thank you for this encouragement! I always look forward to these Sunday devotions, the perfect way to start a day of worship!

  14. Timely words of truth both personally and nationally. Thank you dear Cyndi for pointing to Christ in all things. Be Blessed by His love for you today also. 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

  15. Thank you for the thoughts today with the horrible shootings in the country, we needed these verses from our Great God. The son will shine for all the hurting. Thanks again.

  16. Thank you, Cyndi, for this much-needed post. I am going through some miserable times here with my parents. It’s difficult to see them struggling and suffering every day and although I’m doing everything I can for them, i often cry and I feel so helpless. I have to cling to my faith to get through. Thank you for your uplifting words.

  17. Oh if I had a nickel for every time I’ve wept as I still, even ten years later, grieve the loss of our oldest child, our son. And then this past Christmas my husband and I separated (but still living in the house). It was horrific as some things were revealed to me. It was almost as painful as child loss. But God is good and He has changed my husband from the inside out. We recently reconciled and praise be to God! It was a process that took seven months. But here we are. I may, at some point, become a Christian motivational speaker. I have so many miraculous stories through these two life changing events. Our God NEVER leaves or forsakes us if we are one of His Children! Stay faithful to Him and He will reveal Himself and His Glory!

  18. Loved this, Cyndi! One of my very best friends just lost her husband so I sent it to her. I know she’ll be blessed by it! Thanks!

    1. CINDI , Thanks so much for your verses today. GOD is there yesterday, today, and tomorrow if we just listen. The world is still the same but people have become so heart hoarded and live for satan and not for our Lord anymore we have got to come together as Christian and keep the faith and have each other’s backs and pray pray pray he will hear us . Let’s stick together ladies.