As the sun went down on 2019, the same darkness rose the next morning in 2020. Political unrest, financial crises, emotional breakdowns, job stress and family break ups still affect our lives. Just because we started a new year doesn’t mean we start over in life. We still grieve the loss of loved ones, we feel the pain of an unfaithful spouse, our sons are still in prison, and our daughters live with wrong choices. Our physical issues are still issues, and medical bills are still unpaid. Many of you live with one or more of these dark places. The calendar turning over to a new year doesn’t change the darkness.
The phrase “Poke holes in the darkness” usually refers to sharing the Gospel either on foreign soil or right where we live. However, God burned that phrase on my heart the last few weeks. I was thinking about the call God gave me to shelter – to encourage whose lives are shrouded in darkness. I am called to poke holes in that darkness in 2020.
It’s not that I don’t have opinions or care about the issues of our times. It isn’t that there aren’t other topics I’m interested in writing about. Yet, when I tiptoe into other genres of writing, I find God bringing back to my true calling again and again.
So, this year, I hope you will find hope in the holes I want to poke in the darkness of your life. I cannot change your circumstances, but I can offer encouragement from God’s Word which promises peace, grace and joy despite your circumstances.I hope you will find hope in the holes I want to poke in the darkness of your life. Click To Tweet
Come here weekly for encouragement. Connect with me on Facebook or Instagram. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for personal encouragement and prayer. Let me help you find light in the midst of heartache, pain or despair. Through Christ, I will poke holes in your darkness.