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Light in the Darkest of Times


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Light in the Darkest of Times

December 19th, 2021

Montgomery Campus: Pastor Mike Rippy

Prattville Campus: Pastor Devon LeMaster


“Jesus said, ‘I have come as a Light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer wander in darkness.”

John 12:46 (LB)


EVERYONE HAS DARK DAYS

  • Dark Days of Disappointment

“I hoped for happiness and light, but trouble and darkness came instead.”

Job 30:26 (GN)

  • Dark Days of Distress

“I have cried desperately for help, but still it does not come.”

Psalm 22:1 (GN)

  • Dark Days of Doubt

“The one who walks in the dark does not know where he is going.”

John 12:35

  • Dark Days of Depression

“The thought of my pain…is bitter poison. I think of it constantly, and my spirit is depressed.”

Lamentations 3:19-20 (GN)

Antidote:

“YOU LORD, ARE MY LIGHT; YOU DISPEL MY DARKENESS!”

1 Samuel 22:29 (GN)


HOW JESUS DISPELS MY DARKNESS


  1. He will ENCOURAGE me when I’m disappointed.

“The Lord is near to those who are discouraged; he saves those who have lost all hope.” Psalm 34:18 (GN)

“The plans I have for you, says the Lord, are plans to prosper you, not to harm you…to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11


  1. He will STRENGTHEN me when I’m distressed.

“I have the strength for all things in Christ who empowers me – I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses inner strength into me.” Philippians 4:13 (Amp)

“Even though I go through the deepest darkness, I will not be afraid, Lord, for you are with me.” Psalm 23:4 (GN)


  1. He will GUIDE me when I’m doubtful.

“Jesus said, ‘I am the Light of the world. So, if you follow me, you won’t be stumbling through the darkness, for living light will flood your path.’” John 8:12 (LB)

“Your words are a flashlight to light the path ahead of me and keep me from stumbling.” Psalm 119:105 (LB)


  1. He will CHANGE me when I’m depressed.

“It is possible for Light to turn the thing it shines upon into light also!” Ephesians 5:13 (Ph)

“The Light produces in people all that is good and right and true.” Ephesians 5:9 (Ph)

“…the darkness in our lives disappears and the new light of life in Christ shines in.” 1 John 2:8 (LB)


MY NEXT STEP TODAY IS TO:

  • Begin a Relationship with Jesus today.

  • Pray & Use TWO Act of Kindness Cards This Week

  • Invite a Friend to the Evangel Christmas Eve Service

  • Have a Wonderful and Blessed Christmas





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