“I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.” John 8.12
This verse is not only a verse of salvation, but a word of encouragement and challenge for the Believer. There are times, as a Christian, when I walk in darkness. Sometimes it could be a day or a week...And sometimes it could be a minute or an hour.
Depression, anxiety, fear, doubt. These are some things that I have dealt with in my life since becoming a Believer in Christ. Does my struggle with those things negate my salvation? Of course not. Does my struggle with those things mean I am walking in darkness? Maybe not, but it does mean that darkness has a way of creeping into my life. It has a way of being present in my life even though I believe that, "He is able."
It means every day I must choose to: "Walk in the Light," "Work out my salvation," "Run the race." These choices aren't merely one-time bouts. When you follow Christ you do it every day.
Choose Him because He is the Light, and He is the only One who makes the darkness flee.