I'm groping in the dark God. Where is Your hand?

“so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’ ” ~ Acts 17:27-28, NKJV

 “So the people stood afar off, but Moses drew near the thick darkness where God was.” ~ Exodus 20:21, NKJV

“He shrouded Himself in darkness,
    veiling His approach with dark rain clouds.” ~ Psalm 18:11, NLT

“Then Solomon prayed, “O Lord, You have said that You would live in a thick cloud of darkness.” ~ 2 Chronicles 6:1, NLT

Help Me Find Your Hand, Lord

Lord, You said, “Seek My face,” and I said, “Your face I will seek.” You promised if I seek You with all of my heart, I would find You. And I did. And You did. And I’m so thankful. But lately, it seems I’m groping in the dark, desperately reaching for Your hand.

I'm groping in the dark, God. Where is Your hand?

I know You’re there — I have no doubt. But the trials have been intense and the darkness has tried to consume me. And fear … I am constantly fighting to keep fear at bay because I know You don’t want me to be afraid.

But, some days, I am. And I’m anxious, especially for my loved ones and friends who are up against mountains of difficulty.

So, even though I know You are with me, I’m groping in the dark needing a touch of reassurance from You. You are not far from me but are drawing near because I need You. Indeed, Your Word teaches me that You dwell in the dark cloud because the light of Your glory casts a shadow in the cloud that veils You. I need to remember this, Lord.

As I’m Groping in the Dark, Lord, Please Reach Out and Touch Me

Your light penetrates my darkness and I am no longer afraid. The eyes of my heart can see You. I can feel Your presence, Your peace. Your grace washes over me and gives me strength in my weakness.

As I’m groping in the dark with outstretched hand, reach out and touch me, Lord. Take hold and draw me to Your side where the things of earth grow small, and Your fire within me illuminates the darkness, and reassurance is mine.

I'm groping in the dark, God. Where is Your hand?

You are so good, Lord. Thank You for Your faithfulness to me that never fails. You are all I need.

In the Name of Jesus, I pray,

Amen ~ let it be so


Please don’t carry your burdens alone. I would be honored to pray for you. You may contact me directly at nan@nanjones.com


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Sweet blessings to you,