Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.John 3:20-21 NIV.
In deep darkness I languished long Wondering what I had done wrong Without the Light I could not see The truth set right in front of me Darkness a shroud of suffering Where pain and lies piercingly ring Without God's Light darkness will blind Hiding deceit deep in my mind Why such darkness I cannot say It seemed to always be this way Without the Light I stumble, fall Until I hear my Savior call Out of darkness He bids me near Unto His grace away from fear Let there be Light He spoke and then My soul was bathed in truth again I now could see my hope, my love Emerging from His Light above
Linda L. Kruschke is the author of My Name Is Beloved, winner of the Unpublished Memoir category of the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade Writing Contest, as well as a self-published author of two poetry books. She is a wife, mother, active member of her church, former Bible Study Fellowship leader, and recovering lawyer. She works as the Director of Legal Publications for the Oregon State Bar. But her real passion is sharing God’s healing grace with others, especially those haunted by sexual trauma and abortion. She struggled with major clinical depression for many years, but through the power of forgiveness has become a fearless follower of Christ, living in the assurance of her salvation and God’s love. She blogs at Another Fearless Year and Broken Believers.