April 11, 2020 Denny Harkins

Depression - The Day After Darkness

Depression - The Day After Darkness

Estrella Mountain - Light Shining Through Darkness

Saturday:


I woke up this morning thinking about how the disciples must have felt on Saturday. The day after Friday. The day Darkness took their dreams. A restless night - not much sleep. Thoughts and many hurtful exasperated prayers along the lines of "God how could this happen … why would you allow this to happen?” Anger, hope-deferred, depression. 


Yesterday you lost everything. Today it is real!


I am reminded of Joseph when his own brothers, hated him so much, sold him into slavery. As they watched Joseph being bound and taken away as property, they must have been thinking, "finally we are done with this problem. We no longer have him to deal with." 


Silence! 


Imagine the silence of the disciples in the day after. Imagine the thoughts of Jospeh the day after he was sold into slavery. Put yourselves in their place, think what you think, feel what you feel.  


Today is Saturday … but Sunday is coming.


The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)


Look out for one another,


Denny



During this time of quarantine read Genesis chapters 37 through 50. It is the story of Joseph and how God caused what was meant for evil, to be turned into good.  It is the story of how the day after darkness ultimately resulted in the rescue of God’s people.