bright lightI got up to read this morning, opened my Bible, the page opened right to Isaiah 9. So as a follow-up from yesterday’s post, “I once Sat In darkness” I want to expand on the idea of God’s faithfulness to those of us that have struggled with anxiety and depression.  In yesterday’s post I shared a vision of light entering into the life of a believer struggling and sitting in darkness. If you haven’t read it yet, take a minute now to read the vision God gave me concerning a time of personal darkness I went through and what He had to say to me when I asked Him to help me make sense of that time.

Isaiah 9:1 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. the people sitting in darkness have seen great light!!!! On those living in the shadow if death a light has dawned!!!

All of the sudden those words took on a whole new meaning. Typically that passage refers to Jesus entering into the world. But today as I re-read this passage I now see it from a non-theological perspective. I see it as speaking to the very people He came to save! Though I couldn’t see it from that perspective before, I can now! My hope for you if you are reading this is that you will be able to take this passage and hold on to it for dear life. It just may be the only thing you can hold onto right now. It may be the hope shot you need if you’re wondering where if God now for me?? It may be the very thing you need to keep from giving up on God.

You may be sitting in the valley of the shadow of death but a great light is coming! I can’t say it will come today or tomorrow. But it will come. How do I know? Because He promised it in His Word. And because I’m a living testimony of it!



  1. In truth God and the light is always here. How wonderful when we finally become aware of the false sense of separation from has kept us from feeling that.

  2. Amen, Lisa. Your words bring His light into darkness. Corrie Ten Boom once said, “When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.” Our Engineer is powerful and loving, and there is always His light at the end of the tunnel!


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