Shine Your Light In Darkness
Gregory Dickow
I don’t have a complicated message: I want to encourage people with the good news of God’s unconditional love—and to see that reality change their thinking and their emotions.
Shine Your Light In Darkness

In this month’s blog, I want to share with you how God conducts His most stunning performances in the darkest of stages! You will learn the truth that your ultimate turnaround is on its way as you shine the Light of God’s Word in darkness. Your path is getting brighter and brighter, day by day!

Are you ready for the ultimate turnaround? I really believe that, right now, God is leading us step-by-step through some of the most challenging times people have ever faced. A global pandemic, social and political upheaval, economic worries, mounting fears—so many people are experiencing soul-gripping darkness. Let there be Light!

Psalm 119:130 says, “The entrance of Your words gives light. It gives understanding to the simple.”  We can receive Light through the entrance of His Words. Proverbs 4:18 says, “The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn that shines brighter and brighter until the full day.”

This truth is good news! As followers of Jesus Christ, it doesn’t get darker and darker for us in this world, but brighter and brighter. This scripture isn’t to suggest that there will never be times—or even seasons—of darkness in our lives. Instead, this promise encourages us to trust that God will light our way with His Light that shines brighter and brighter.

This truth gives us confidence and faith-filled expectationthe promise of a better day, a better week, a better month, and a better year.

Now notice this promise speaks of the path of the righteous. Remember, we’re not righteous because we do everything right. We are righteous because we’ve been made the righteousness of God in Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, “For He made him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in him.”

Revelation 1:5 reminds us, “Jesus loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood.” Don’t ever forget that He loved us first. He doesn’t love what we have washed. He washes what He loves. He loves you! And that’s why He’s washed you in His own blood, cleansing you from all of your sins.

With all that is going on in this world, it’s not what we’re looking at, but how we’re looking at it that really matters. We should be looking for the good. God promises us that while He doesn’t cause all things, He does cause all things to work together for good to them that love God, and to those whom He has called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

No matter how dark your financial, emotional, family, or health situation may be right now—you don’t have to be afraid of the dark. In times of uncertainty, times of discouragement, times when it seems like hope is dim, be encouraged: Light is coming!

The Light of God will always make things better in our lives because we are the righteousness of God. He is the One Who has made us righteous in Him. We can raise our expectations and expect good to come from Him more and more every day!

So how does God bring His Light into this world of darkness?

Let’s go back to the beginning and look at the book of beginnings—the book of Genesis. It begins, “The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved… and God said, ‘Let there be light.’” (Genesis 1:2–3)

What do we do in the darkest of times? We look to God the Father Who is Light and spoke it into existence; God the Son, Jesus Christ, Light of the world, and God the Holy Spirit, our Advocate and Comforter, Who illuminates our hearts with “wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.” (Ephesians 1:17) We embrace our identity as children of light.” (Ephesians 5:8)

1 John 1:5 says, “This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.”  We are children of GodWho is Light; therefore, we are children of His Light.

What I want you to see is, God speaks forth what He is—Light—and what He is shows up. We are made in His image, and so as He is, so also are we in this world. In the midst of darkness, we can speak by speaking His Word into the darkness. And the darkness with give way to Light.

I want you to notice something. The first three words of verses 3, 6, 9, 11, 14, and 20 are “Then God said.” And yet, throughout Chapter 1, shortly after He spoke those words, it says multiple times, “He saw that it was good.” God spoke, and afterward, He saw that it was good. As we speak what He says, we will see good come into our lives as a result.

Our Lord Jesus said: “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

Because of the beautiful relationship we have with Him, our path gets brighter and brighter. Psalm 23:6 says, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.”

Psalm 119 offers up 176 verses worth of remedy: the unfolding of God’s Word brings Light! I encourage you to read through Psalm 119 and agree with God for His Light to come forth as you do. Allow it to unfold in your heart, and it will bring His Light to you so you will have more to give to others around you.

Now is the time for us to embrace our roles as Light-bearers! Now is the time for us to double our efforts to speak God’s Word and bring forth Light!

No matter how dark your situation may get, the Light of God shines brighter, providing us with supernatural hope, confidence, trust, joy, and peace. God thrives in the darkest times. You can trust in His Light!

If you would like to hear more on this life-changing topic, click here for my entire teaching called “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark: How to Breakthrough in Times of Darkness.” This liberating series will show you how you can be optimistic about your future and four ways to see life from the right perspective through God’s eyes.

Don't be Afraid of the Dark audio series