TEXT: Isaiah 9:2 - The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
What kind of dark places are in your life? I'm not talking about your basement at night, but about the darkness of fear, guilt, sin and doubt. That kind of darkness can feel completely overwhelming and out of control. It can seem like we are wandering blindly through what Isaiah 9:2 calls "the land of deep darkness." There are all kinds of situations, circumstances and difficulties that can cause us to feel lost in darkness. No matter what form that darkness takes in your life, you can know for certain there is Someone stronger and more powerful fighting for you. God has sent the great light of His forgiveness and love to you through Christ. No matter what are your struggles, fears, insecurities, doubts and failures, you are not alone. God has burst into the darkness of your sinfulness with beams of white light that illuminate every shadow of darkness. We are constantly freed from the forms of darkness that creep into our lives over and over again. The light of forgiveness and love we receive by grace through faith in Christ washes us clean and renews us each day.