“Behind every dark cloud there’s a silver lining.”
The idea behind this famous phrase may have originated with seventeenth century writer John Milton. The optimistic Victorians popularized it in the nineteenth century.
If we were doing a small group together, I might ask you, “What are some things in your life that obscure your vision of God’s presence and activity in your life?” It’s not hard to come up with a long list. Almost anything can get in the way – even good things.
He’s the Giver behind every good gift in life. He is the Source of every need, and the Satisfaction of those needs. He’s our Comforter in the darkness of sorrow. Strength in the face of challenges. He’s our Light in the darkness. He is Truth in the midst of lies and confusion.
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,
3 who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
5 who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. – Psalm 103: 2-5
Don’t let the realities of this life obscure your vision of the greater realities of the unseen, eternal realm and the loving God who rules over all.
I pray that every blessing , every challenge, and even every dark cloud becomes another opportunity to see the light of the Everpresent One shining through. When we catch a glimpse of it, I pray that He rolls back the clouds for us to see a breath-taking view of Him in all His glory! I pray this for myself and for you as well.