Terry Tuley

Copyright 2012

By Terry Tuley, M.Div.

Smashwords Edition

The Dark Night

What to Do When Darkness Surrounds You

Word Count 1,879

The Dark Night

What to do When Darkness Surrounds You

No matter how strong spiritually we think we are, there will be times when the darkness of uncertainty will surround us. These times come to test our faith. When this happens it is difficult to find our way back to the light of life. But there is hope. The recent murders in Newtown Connecticut have a lot of people thinking about the existence of evil and darkness and how to overcome it. I know people personally who are experiencing a crisis of faith when they contemplate how a just God could let such atrocities to happen to little children. Some have even tried to blame God for Sandy Hook.

The truth is, evil has been with us since the beginning of time and the tactics of those who do the will of the demons of darkness play no favorites. The Bible says Satan’s plan is to “kill and destroy.” But Jesus said, “I have come to give life and give it to you more abundantly.” After obtaining an M.Div. Degree and over 25 years’ experience in ministry, I do not claim to have the answers why a just God would allow such evil to happen to little children? I do not understand why God allowed the holocaust. These things are very painful when we think about them. Why? Because we are most afraid of those things we cannot understand.

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