The holidays are over and the mailbox offers nothing but junk and bills. Winter storms and cloudy skies are the norm. It gets dark at 4:30pm! Flu bugs and close quarters breed bad moods, discord and discouragement.
I was sharing some bluesy feelings with my friend Marilyn* and she gave me some great words of encouragement.
When the days are dark, take heart. God is with you.
Now lots of people will tell you God is good and All you need is a little more faith, but when you are under the cloud of despair, you really need something more than a pat on the back and a platitude – even if it’s true.
What you need is an encounter with God. That’s what happened when the skies were very dark in Marilyn’s life.