Dark · Freedom · Light

why darkness needs to be confessed…

Darkness… it has no substance…
it’s only an absence of light…

Light… photons… wave-particle duality…
all its lengths of color mixed together… make white…

Darkness lurks in our hearts…
the shadow of sin…
the remnants of wounds…

When Believers recognize darkness in their hearts…
when the Holy Spirit convicts…
there’s only one thing to do…
confess…

Bring your darkness into the light…
share it with a trusted friend in the faith…
a sister or brother in Christ…

Today… I was reminded afresh of the freedom it brings…

Moved to confess something dark in my heart…
it’s been going on a while… months in fact…
a jealousy of sorts…

I don’t agree with it when it raises its ugly head…
but pride kept me from confessing…
thinking it would somehow… just… go… away…

Bringing it into the light was not something I wanted to do…
but I know enough by now… (spiritually speaking…)
to know keeping it hidden… only gives it room to grow…

I spoke it out loud… to a trusted friend…
and though there was sorrow for the darkness in me…
I soon felt lighter…
less burdened…
dare I say… free…?

And I realize… darkness cannot exist in the light…
its nothing really…

Darkness stays dark when its hidden…

Therefore… darkness needs to be confessed…
because then it has no power…

Light… overcomes… darkness…

Do you have something dark lurking in your heart…? something that makes you cringe with shame…? when you see it…?

Bring it to the Light…
first confess it to Him…
then ask who else you need to confess it to…

Confession leads to freedom…
freedom from darkness…

Breaking free is never easy…
but its always worth it…
Amen…

He uncovers the deeps out of darkness
and brings deep darkness to light.
Job 12:22 ESV
Then I saw that there is more gain in wisdom than in folly,
as there is more gain in light than in darkness.
Ecclesiastes 2:13 ESV
Again Jesus spoke to them saying,
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me
will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
John 8:12 ESV
“… I have come into the world as light,
so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. …”
—Jesus
John 12:46 ESV
The night is far gone; the day is at hand.
So then let us cast off the works of darkness
and put on the armor of light.
Romans 13:12 ESV
Jesus came so we could see we were stumbling around in the dark… He came to make it safe to come into the light… to find forgiveness… healing… freedom…
Light… it is our armor… in a dark world…
even when the darkness is found in our own heart…

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