If Your Light Has Gone Out

Aug 7, 2015

Has your light gone out?

Somewhere along the way did something happen that caused your light to flicker and dim and then go out?

Are you groping in darkness

struggling to find your way?

I know.

I understand.

The pain and cruelty and unjustness of our world

can crush the heart and paralyze the spirit.

All around us the world rushes on

and one is left in the dark not even knowing how to move forward

even if you  wanted to.

Cries of the lonely and desperate fill the air.

Is it your cry?

Outside my home a lamppost stands.

A while ago the light went out.

Changing the light bulb made no difference.

When evening shadows fell

our home was surrounded by darkness.

In a world where all too often bad deeds are done in the dark

I was very concerned.

I tried to fix the light myself.

Up on a chair, unscrewing the bulb that didn’t work and

putting in a new one, fastening on the top. Again and again.

But nothing seemed to work.

When night time came

It was still dark.

One season after another.


a kind man stopped by and worked on it.

I watched as he carefully removed the bulb and slowly checked the wires.

He muttered to himself as he cleaned the connections

checking to see that everything worked just right.

Time and dirt from many years had settled in

causing the connections to not work and the light bulb not to shine.

How about you?

Have the pressures from within and the pain from without

blocked those pathways within your heart that used to work?

Discouragement, depression, disease sucking the very life out of you.

“You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.
(Matthew 5:14, The Message)”

Soul weary friend,

The light can be restored again. Yes, it can.

As you bring yourself to Him, let Him restore that  inner glow.

Maybe you need the caring hand of a friend to light that flame within you again.

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”

Albert Schweitzer


Just a small spark of kindness and understanding can make all the difference to another, can’t it?

Outside my lamppost is shining brightly again

and my heart is warmed by its glow

and my family is protected by its light.

All too often we need the touch of another to dispel the oppressive darkness

and to restore within us the light within.

His work – restoring lights.

Our work- moving into the darkness in His Strength and Power in His Name.

I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.

Eleanor Roosevelt

 Has your light gone out?

   There is always hope no matter how difficult your situation.

Let’s take His Light into the darkness.

Life-giving restoration is available for you today.the light

   He is the Light that drives away all darkness.
























  1. Beckie Lindsey

    Thanks for the reminder that sometimes we need the help of others that God brings into our lives.

    • SharonBrani

      Thank you, Beckie, for commenting. It is so true, isn’t it? God uses people to help us move forward and once more be connected with His Light. Please let me know if I can ever be of help and thank you for your encouragement.


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