Friday, November 17, 2017

When God Leaves You In the Dark. Devotion by Dianne J Wilson

Some days I pop out of bed with a sparkle in my eye, excited about everything that God is doing in my life. I can see the purpose behind every chance meeting, strange happening, even the bad stuff makes sense. These are seasons of clear vision.

I wish I could say that this is always the case. Some days, I only just manage to peel myself out from under the duvet, the bad things gang up on me (really, Cat, you choose today to start using the carpet behind the couch as your toilet?) and I can't see the purpose in anything. On those days, I feel like God picked everyone to play on His team but me. Sometimes those days can carry on for weeks. Months. Years.

How do you make sense of being left in the dark like that? Well, here's a picture for you. Sometimes a mother hen tucks her little chicks under her wing. They are safe from predators, close to her heart, and though they cannot see where she's headed, it doesn't matter because they will be going with her. They can't see, but she can.

Sounds great, right? Not so much from the chick's perspective. He was just discovering how great worms taste and how well his little stick-legs work and now here his is, in Mom's armpit, sweaty feathers getting up his nose when he tries to breathe. Not exactly the high point of his chick-life.

And yet...

   He is close to her heart.

   He is safe from predators.

   Even though he doesn't know where he's going, momma hen does.

    He is held close enough to go with her no matter which way she turns.

If you're in a season of breathing in feathers in the dark, take heart! God has you close enough that you'll move with him whichever way he goes. Don't fight it, cuddle close. Tune in to his heartbeat. Allow him to take you with as he moves.  Trust him. It will be worth it!

Proverbs 3:6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Dianne J. Wilson writes novels from her hometown in East London, South Africa, where she lives with her husband and three daughters. She is writing a three book YA series, Spirit Walker, with Pelican / Harbourlight. Affinity (book 1), releases on the 8th of June 2018.

Finding Mia is available from AmazonPelican / Harbourlight, Barnes & Noble and other bookstores.

Shackles is available as a free ebook from Amazon & Smashwords.

Find her on FacebookTwitter and her sporadic blog Doodles.


  1. Di, this is a beautiful analogy. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. A great reminder this morning, Di! Thank you for sharing.

  3. That was a great reminder. Thank you :)

    1. It's not fun to be in those seasons, but He is always faithful. Appreciate your comment Leila!

  4. I love this post, what a super and encouraging analogy expecially during hard times.