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Lead Me Where The Light Is

"Where the Light Is" Song Devotion
by Dan Bremnes


If you grew up in church like I did, it's almost as if you were born into the light. Surrounded by so many good things, great people and influence, you can almost forget what the darkness is like. I didn't have the dark to light experience like some people have; I gave my heart to Jesus as a young boy and had a great childhood surrounded by great people and experiences. The downside is I kind of floated through a lot of years with a faith that had never truly been challenged.

One day my world came crashing down and I found myself in the darkest place I've ever been. I was out of the country at the time and got a phone call.

“Dan, tonight your mom lost her life in a car accident.”

I don't think there's anything that can prepare us for such a moment.

I remember going to bed that night and feeling like I didn't want to wake up the next morning because I didn't know how to face it. All I knew how to do was call out to Jesus. I was lost, I was in a dark place, and for the first time I couldn't see a way out. I was in need of a Savior.

God, come quickly
Only you can save me
Will You lead me where the light is?
God, be with me
Don't know where I'm going
Will You lead me where the light is?
I've been living in the dark
I've been looking for daylight
You're my daylight

I kind of used to think that Jesus was there to bring those who were not “Christian” into the light, and then once they're there, it's all good! So, I left myself out of the equation. I didn't realize until this moment the power that I needed I didn't have myself. I started to realize I was hopeless on my own.

Waking up the next day I felt a small ray of hope, of light. God started leading me into the light, and in the midst of a storm, I felt overwhelming peace and comfort. What seemed to be a wound that would never heal, God has healed.

There's no hurt
no scar or bruise
There's not a wound too deep for you

Sometimes we can feel like we have to fight through on our own, as if we're some sort of super-hero Christian. God has actually not called us to be reliant upon ourselves. He hasn't even told us we need to be strong. In fact, it's the opposite; He tells us that “His strength is made perfect in our weakness.” Whether we've never known Jesus and are running in the opposite direction or we've been a Christian for 80 years, we all still need Jesus, daily, and we need Him to keep leading us where the light is.

"Each time he said, 'My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.'" - 2 Corinthians 12:9a

"Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, 'I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.'” - John 8:12

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