Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Beating back the dark

This morning, I huddled in the crisp, cool darkness of the morning. I spilled out my worries. The same ones He always hears. I drew names out of my heart......

I whispered them and as I prayed I imagined them floating up.....up.....up toward that Throne.

The only One who matters, heard them.

Received them.

Then, after the spilling out of my cares was done. I figured I needed the serious praying posture. The head down and knees bent variety.....and no words except praise for Him who is worthy. Filling the silence I thought of the verses in the Bible that describe Isaiah's vision:

"In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another:

“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”

At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.

There in the silence, I could almost hear it.

I discovered once again, that the best way to beat back the darkness is with praise.

It's the one thing I have found that never fails.


  1. I woke this morning with that Scripture in my thoughts. “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
    Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Hey Deb, we were on the same page this morning I think! I think of that verse so many times when I get up and see a marvelous sunrise or the stars in the desert at night :-) Lori

  3. So true Lori, praise sure does "beat back the darkness." Thank you for sharing this wonderful post.

  4. Lori,
    Ohhh I know! Just the sight of His creation brings awe to my spirit.


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