Dark Is the Night

I lie down and close my eyes;
I dream, though I do not sleep.
Tomorrow’s ills seem too real today,
Tomorrow’s paths too steep.

Dark is the night and steep is the path,
When I close my eyes to the Way of God’s Son.
But bright is the night when I open my eyes
And follow in faith as God’s Son leads me
Till my journey’s done.

Then I open my eyes in faith
To One Who has been here before.
He knows where I come from;
He knows where I’m going.
I’ll let Him lead,
I’ll let Him open each door.

Dark is the night and steep is the path,
When I close my eyes to the Way of God’s Son.
But bright is the night when I open my eyes
And follow in faith as God’s Son leads me
Till my journey’s done.

About This Song:
I don’t recall the circumstances under which I wrote this song, but I can easily imagine them. I admit that–even as a Christian–I sometimes permit myself to worry when turning my concerns over to God and letting Him lead me safely through the valley would be so much better.

Jesus encountered the worst of every problem I can possibly face in my earthly life and then some. That qualifies Him as the Ultimate Guide.

All I have to do is quit being so self-dependent–and worrying because I know I’m not really in control of my life, no matter how much I’d like to think I am–and let God take the wheel.

Are you a worrier, too? Have you experienced the freedom of stress-free living that comes only from giving God complete control of your life? If not, you’ve missed something of major importance. It’s not too late, though. . .

As I grow older,  my faith in God’s ability to lead me grows stronger, because I can look back to the ever-increasing number of problems God has led me through. He may not have always provided the answer I wanted or expected, but He’s never let me down.

What about you? Are your “nights” fearfully dark or are you following the “Light of the World”? How about leaving a comment?

~*~

Links you might be interested in:

I’ll be back again next Wednesday.

Best regards,
Roger

 

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About Roger E. Bruner

Roger Bruner worked as a teacher, job counselor, and programmer analyst before retiring to write Christian fiction full-time. A guitarist and songwriter, he is active in his church choir, church praise team, and nursing home ministry. Roger also enjoys reading, web design, mission trips, photography, and spending time with his wonderful wife, Kathleen. Roger’s young adult novels, Found in Translation and Lost in Dreams, came out in 2011. The Devil and Pastor Gus just came out, and he has eight unpublished manuscripts.
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