Journaling Lent: Day 26, Remember

“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.