No Darkness

This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. (1 John 1:5)

“What is God doing to me?” Have you ever asked a question like that? Perhaps you are going through a rough patch and you don’t understand.  Perhaps someone has betrayed you, and you are not only hurt, but you begin to wonder if even God has betrayed you.  Maybe you start to wonder if God hasn’t laid some grand cosmic trap to catch you and torment you.

Darth Vader may have quipped about the “power of the dark side” but let me say this clearly:  There is no “dark side” with God.  He has no secret motives.  He is not out to destroy you.  He has not deceived you.  He is not trying to take advantage of you.

Sometimes we get confused when someone we have trusted betrays us.  If it happens more than once, we can begin to wonder if it’s safe to trust anyone.  My friend, people are flawed and may at times disappoint you, but don’t confuse the people around you with God.

God has clearly shown us that He is on our side.  When He sent His only Son to die on a cross, He was showing the measure of His love for us. We may not understand what happens around us, but we can know for sure that He is for us.  He loves you like no other.