Recently I was driving home after a very distressing meeting. Feelings of hopelessness and despair were dragging me down. As I rounded a corner, the setting sun came into view. The sight was breathtaking! Shades of purple and orange filled the sky as that blazing sphere disappeared over the western horizon. God was shouting words of encouragement to this struggling pilgrim. What I heard Him loudly say was, “I caused the sun to rise this morning and now it’s sinking in the west. I’m still God, I’m still in control, I know your situation and I’ve not forgotten you.” As the sun made its exit and darkness began to settle, I remembered the scripture which states, “From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.” – Psalm 113:3 (NIV)
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“The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament showeth His handiwork.” – Psalm 19:1 (KJV)
Don’t despair! God has not forsaken you! He knows the trial you’re going through and He wants to walk with you! Trust Him in the darkness! He is the Light!