“In A Dark Moment”

There are times we all are weary, feel discouraged, maybe a little depressed, lonely, or afraid.  Then, there are times when there’s nothing knowingly wrong, but you’re being blindsided by what’s right.  It’s times like these a person wants to be alone.  They grab a blanket, close the curtains darkening the room and curl up in a blanket on the bed.  There they lay.  At first maybe tense and weeping for no apparent reason (or maybe there is), but eventually the body relaxes and they drift off to sleep.  Do you know what I’m talking about?  Sure you do, because we’ve all been there.


How many times have you been asked, “What’s wrong?”  But the things that might be bothering you are personal and you don’t even want to share with your best friend.  Not today anyway.  So your response is like most when you say, “Nothing.”  Sometimes a person acts out of character because they are tired.  Maybe they’ve received some bad or sad news.  Perhaps they are worried about a doctor’s report or overly concerned over a loved one.   The good news is, God knows and understands your thoughts and feelings during these dark moments.


Whatever is being hidden from your family, friends and entire world (if anything) may be perfectly fine for a period of time.  But, you don’t have to carry any burden alone.  If you aren’t up to a heart to heart conversation with a person you trust, it’s okay.  But do talk to God.  He already knows what’s going on.  What has you feeling blue didn’t catch Him off guard.  You may just be mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually exhausted.  Don’t expect to be at your best when experiencing any of these things.  There is something you can do however.  Jesus said, “Come unto me all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).  As you snuggle up with your blanket don’t focus on the situations bothering you.  Let your mind say, God is ……wonderful, powerful, protector, faithful, strong, – finish the “God is” with a one word description.  You’ll find this to be the best healing medicine for your soul.  I bet you’ll receive some rest too!


Pastor Carnes