Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

I found this song the other day after not thinking about it for years.

Unlike most of my songs, the words to this were written by someone else, and I just put them to music. But those words … there’s just something so powerful about them.

Listening to this song, I remembered a very dark time in my life not too long ago. My husband had lost his job just weeks after we bought our first house. My grand plan of working more in my own job was shattered when I was in a debilitating car accident that disabled me for months. The combination of financial strain, physical pain, mental health struggles, and other trials was overwhelming.

It was the first time in my life that I thought, “Oh. So this is why people turn away from God.” Because if God doesn’t care about me, why should I care about Him?

It’s hard to pray to a God who seems absent.

It’s hard to read the words of a God who seems silent.

And it’s hard to go to church and worship a God who seems to have forsaken you.

Yet I kept praying. And I kept reading and going to church. But mostly I just kept hoping. Hoping to make it through another day. Hoping that either my trials would end or that I would somehow find the strength to endure them.

And then little by little, I saw it.

Light.

Precious, life-saving light.

Little rays of light shining through cracks in the dark clouds.

Little moments that would warm my soul, if only for that day or that hour or that minute.

And I would remember:

God DOES care.

He’s NOT absent.

He’s NOT silent.

And He hasn’t forsaken me, or you, or any of His precious children.

I know how hard it is to believe that sometimes, especially when you’re in the midst of that debilitating darkness. Yet I hope that just from reading these words, you feel the truth of them through the power of the Holy Ghost.

You are loved by a God who cares.

He is there.

And as you draw near unto Him, He will draw near unto you—every time.

🎵 I still have dark times, I still get afraid,
🎵 But I turn to my Father and He gives me aid.
🎵 Whenever I think it’s the end of my rope,
🎵 My Savior comes to me and He gives me hope.
🎵 He says, “Let there be light!”
🎵 Oh yes, let there be light!

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