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“And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness – secret riches.” (Isaiah 45:3)

Grief visited this week. It threw shadows across my path as family and friends grieved over the loss of loved ones. People were left with sadness, tears in their eyes and empty spaces in their homes. There really were no words to say.

When hard times come, when the darkness has crept into our day, we can know that God is there with us, close. For He is close to the broken hearted. He knows our pain, our loss. He hears our whispers of fear and hurt and He catches every tear that we shed.

In during these times, we will discover treasures in the darkness. Treasures of God’s grace as we find the  strength to get through. Treasures of friends gathering to show their love and care. Treasures of prayers and an awareness of God calling people to pray. Treasures of a deeper revelation of God’s love for us.

We find the laughter and the light grows stronger and brighter again.

The darker the night,
The brighter the day,
The fiercer the fight,
The stronger the faith,
So I place my hope in You

(Kristene Mueller – Redemption)

 

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