Her bedroom was dark. And as she looked out the bedroom door, down the hallway she noticed a small light coming from the bathroom. It amazed her how a tiny nightlight could make so much brightness. Sometimes night was the worst time of the day. When sleep eluded her, she would stare into the darkness wondering when the pain would stop. Tossing and turning just made her body more tired and awakened more pain in other areas.
Her eyes were drawn back to the light and she began to realize it was a sign of hope. Her mind raced back to the year of her salvation when after a surgery had failed to relieve pain, God healed her. “Forgive me Lord for forgetting your grace and mercy. Forgive me for forgetting a miracle in my life. I have walked for around 24 years without that pain,” She prayed. “I know that no matter what all these medical challenges are you can heal me. You can walk me though this trial and I will put my hope in you.”
As she lay in the darkness a light shined in her mind. She turned on the lamp and opened her bible.
Philippians 4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. 9 The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
As she read this passage a new found strength took over her mind. She was still in pain but knowing that through prayer and supplication with thanksgiving she could pray and God would heal. Her heart began to rejoice and her mind to think on the pure things. And then without effort she was fast asleep.
Sometimes the smallest thing is the biggest sign of hope. I pray that this week you will look around and find the light of God shining and giving you hope. Enjoy your week and I will be back next week with more.