Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dark clouds

Dark, Cloud-Filled Sky over Baranello and Surrounding Countryside Photographic Poster Print by O. Louis Mazzatenta, 24x32I was reading in 1 Kings 8 a couple weeks ago and discovered verse 12:  "Then Solomon spoke: The LORD said He would dwell in the dark cloud.'"  Then I thought about where else in Scripture the Lord is referred to as living in the dark cloud.  Exodus 20:21 (NLT) reads:  "As the people stood in the distance, Moses approached the dark cloud where God was." 

Are there dark clouds in your life, dear friend?  Are you depressed or anxious?  Do you have health problems? Do you have financial problems?  Are you unemployed?  Have you lost loved ones through death, divorce, or estrangement?

God is with you in these dark clouds as well.  In Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV), it says:  "Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."  I also love Isaiah 43:2 (NKJV), which reads:  "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;  And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you."

This song by Mandisa says it all - "He is With You."

God loves you, so don't be afraid to reach out to Him in prayer for whatever situation you find yourself in. He will help you through it.  I know from personal experience.

That's all for now!  My son is at Boy Scout camp next week, so I hope to be able to post more.  See you soon!