DARKNESS OF DESPAIR

April 30, 2015 Pam Ford Davis
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I can understand why young children are afraid of the dark. I wouldn’t say I have a fear of the dark; it is more of a loathing. I have seldom found myself in total darkness; when I was, I wanted the lights to come back on,  pronto!SEPTEMBER 2014 002

The darkness of despair is traumatic and tragic. Eavesdrop on a conversation with Job…

“Oh, that I were as in months past, as in the days when God watched over me; when His lamp shone upon my head, and when by His light I walked through darkness (Job 29:2-3 NKJ).”

Job suffered through despair of debilitating illness; alas, he saw no light-only darkness. The LORD did not leave him in the dark. He shed His light of healing and new beginnings. Job would recover and walk in light during his latter days…

“Now the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning (Job 42:12 NKJ).”

Entry Filed under: Bible Studies,Christian Growth,Devotionals

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Pam Ford Davis  |  May 20, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Yes Dannie, being blind, you know the depths of darkness. God is using that darkness to lead multitudes to the light of His salvation through your service and ministry.

    Wing His Words,
    Pam

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  • 2. danniehawley  |  May 20, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    You did a great job with this post. it’s just so true that the physical pain can create it’s own type of darkness, but the despair forms a deeper darkness in some ways.I have been afraid of the darkness since i was a little girl. When total darkness became a twenty-four/seven part of my life, fear was the first deep work God did to help me cope. Praise His name; I don’t much like the darkness, but I can walk through it because of His light.

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  • 3. Pam Ford Davis  |  May 6, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Hello and I appreciate your input; there are so many triggers…I have a niece that suffered for years each winter with light deprivation depression.

    Wing His Words,
    Pam

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  • 4. ndnd9  |  May 6, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Hello Pam: I enjoyed your observations. As an aside, if you know someone who suffers from depression you might remind them of the study done by Dr. Ben Feingold. It turns out that artificial flavoring is a powerful depressant. And it is in almost all cookies and candies and many soft drinks. If you take all artificial flavoring out of your diet, your mood will lift greatly. The world will be the same — but you will find it easier to cope with. Best wishes, ND of nomagicwandchristianity@wordpress.com

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  • 5. Pam Ford Davis  |  April 30, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Hi Lou Jean,
    Any prayer updates?
    We can learn so much from Job, not just the Book, but the flesh and blood man…
    I’ve wondered, are my other Goodwater friends receiving the Good Morning Devotion emails??

    Wing His Words,
    Pam

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  • 6. Lou J. Cannon  |  April 30, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    WHEEH PRAISE GOD!! I received this!! I had been thinking about Job?? I KNOW GOD knows all things and thoughts!!

    He sure KNEW Job HUH? He knew Job would not break!! Would I break?? OH Pam I pray not!! LOVE YOU DEAR FRIEND!!!

    Pray I keep receiving your messages!!

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