The LORD, He is the One
who goes before you.
He will be with you.
Reach for His Hand
~N~ Once many years ago when I was going through
a dark period I prayed and prayed, but the heavens
seemed to be brass. I felt as though God a had disap-
peared and that I was alone with my trial and burden.
It was a dark night for my soul.
I wrote my mother about the experience and will
never forget her reply: "Son, there are many times
when God withdraws to test your faith. He wants you
to trust Him in the darkness. Now, Son, reach up by
faith in the fog and you will find that His hand will
be there. "In tears I knelt by my bed and experienced
an overwhelming sense of God's presence.
Whether or not we feel God's presence when our
way seems dark, by faith we know He is there. You
can stake your life on His promise: "I will never leave
you or forsake you" (Heb. 13:5).