1 John 1:5 ESV
"This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all."
When we ask Jesus in our heart and become a child of God we are filled with God's spirit. The light that God is in us then penetrates every area of our life we allow it to. God lives in us and makes the darkness in our lives disappear. And then we become a light to others who are living in darkness.
When we ask Jesus in our heart to become Lord of our lives and follow His ways, the darkness or sin we had been living in does not just automatically go away. We have to still choose to allow God to heal us. We still have to do our part in acts of obedience, and we still have to surrender to allow God to make us into a new creation.
But when it feels like darkness surrounds us and we can't "feel" God's presence or see Him around us, we still have to trust and believe in the truth that God is with us. It is by God's power and not ours that we break addictions. It is by God's power and not ours that relationships are healed. It is by God's power and not ours that bodies are made whole again. And it is by God's power and not ours that we are transformed into something new.
By our acts of obedience to live our lives as He has directed us to, the darkness and sin in our lives is overcome. When we choose to give up our past pains and sins, and no longer choose to live in them, is when God is able to bring us the healing we seek and desire.
We can't just sit and wait for God to do His part if we are not actively doing ours!
Is this you?
.Do you want to know God more? Do you want someone to help you do so? Do you want someone to walk alongside you who has been in your shoes? Do you feel alone? Do you want to experience the healthier and happier you?