Hope in the Dark | When God Goes Dark
Joe Casiglia   -  

When God Goes Dark: “Hope in the Dark”

In their way of thinking, much like our way of thinking: If God is with you then things get BETTER.
Mark 14:18-29
v.18 “I tell you the truth, one of you will BETRAY me, one who is EATING with me.”
v.21 “The Son of Man WILL GO just as it is WRITTEN about Him, but woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.”
At some point all of us ask these questions:
Why is God ALLOWING this?
Will I make it THROUGH this?
v.22 “While they were eating, Jesus took BREAD gave thanks, and broke it and gave it to his disciples saying, this is my BODY.
v.23 “Then Jesus took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them and they all drank from it. Then Jesus said, This is my BLOOD of the COVENANT, which is poured out for many.”
v.27 You will ALL fall away, for it is written; “I will strike the Shepard and the sheep will be scattered.” But after I have RISEN, I will go ahead of you in to Galilee.”
Can you TRUST God, even when God goes dark?
Can you hold on to faith in God, when you can’t see any EVIDENCE of His activity in your life?
It was those SAME hours when we thought He was MISSING that God was doing his GREATEST work.
That is our story as people who place their HOPE and their FAITH in Jesus as their Savior.
Will we hold on to faith in Jesus when it’s too dark to see His HAND?
It allows us to embrace the UNKNOWN, knowing God is still God; and although LIFE is uncertain, God is not UNCERTAIN.
The proof of God’s presence with you in the midst of the darkness isn’t your CIRCUMSTANCES, it’s the CROSS of Jesus.
“And we know that in all things God WORKS FOR THE GOOD of those who love HIM, and who have been called according to his purpose.”
Romans 8:28