Sony’s Thoughts: Expanded Tunnel Vision

“When it’s dark as a dungeon and the sun seldom shines, I question, ‘Lord, why must this be?’ But He tells me there’s strength in my sorrow and there’s victory in trials for me.” ~ Dottie Rambo

Do you ever have those times where you can’t see light at the end of the tunnel but you know it’s got to be there somewhere so you keep pressing on, praying you will see the other end very soon? When you’re in the middle of the tunnel, it can be hard to see the purpose and it can be extremely tiring if the tunnel’s very long but, if you’re God’s child, you hold on to faith, knowing there is a purpose even in this and that one day, you’ll have more strength, patience and an even greater determination to follow Him than you had previously.

I’m convinced the reason God allows dark times in life is to make us more aware of our need for Him. If everything were smooth sailing all the time, we “might forget to pray” as the Hoppers used to sing. I’d love to live on a mountain all the time and never see the valley but, without the exercise of climbing, I could become weak. Without the times of clinging extra hard to my Savior’s hand, I might be tempted to let go to see how far I could walk on my own.

As much as I don’t care for the down times of life, I know they serve a purpose, and I pray that I will be faithful to give God glory for what He’s doing in my life and that I will walk in that strength and victory that He desires me to walk in.

The end of our lives is drawing nearer as each day passes. Let’s continue to encourage each other, challenge each other, and be the Light this world needs to see. Never stop testifying of God’s goodness. No matter what is happening in your life, God is faithful. He has promised never to leave you, and He will keep that promise. That, in itself, is something to rejoice in.

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  1. Beautifully written, greatly appreciated, and best of all, true.

    • Thank you, Tom. I figure it never hurts to be reminded of basic truths. When going through a valley, it’s easy to lose sight of those things.

  2. Sony, thank you so much for this. It’s exactly what I needed to hear today.

    • God knew that. Bless you, my dear friend.