It’s late at night and the darkness has overwhelmed me.
I’d run toward the light, but there isn’t any to be found.
I put my hand in front of my face. Surely there must be light somewhere.
My breath becomes labored as I wade through the thick, dark fog that surrounds me.
I bump into rocks, sharp objects, things that would threaten to harm me.
I wander aimlessly. Will I ever come to the end?
I am left beaten and bruised from encounters with those who sought to kill, steal and destroy.
Just when I feel faint and am ready to give up, there it is, a glimmer of hope.
I muster up the strength to rise up and walk toward the light.
With each step, it grows brighter. With each step, I grow stronger.
When I come to the end of the vast tunnel of darkness, it disappears, in an instant.
All that remains is a light so bright that I cannot look upon it.
But I know Who is there, waiting for me.
All I need to do is crawl up into His lap, and there I am safe.
I’ve come to the end of myself and now I am safe in the arms of the One who holds me.
You who sit down in the High God’s presence,
spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow,
Say this: “God, you’re my refuge.
I trust in you and I’m safe!”
That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps,
shields you from deadly hazards.
His huge outstretched arms protect you—
under them you’re perfectly safe;
his arms fend off all harm.
(Psalm 91:1-4 MSG)
*I have no idea where this one came from. It’s so much different than my normal writing. That is what I love about Five Minute Fridays. You never know what you are going to create in just five minutes.
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