A Song for Sunday – Pushing Back The Dark

Pushing Back the Dark – Josh Wilson

This week was a bit tough. I had to keep shoring myself up, reminding myself to keep things in perspective. The negativity kept trying to wind itself around my ankles and pull me under. And then, on Friday, I heard this song, and it was just what I needed.

One million reasons why, you shouldn’t even try.
After all you’re just one heart, a single candle in the dark.
And there are shadows here, feeding on your fears,
That you don’t have what it takes – who are you to make a change?

But oh, oh, don’t underestimate the God you follow.

Whatever you do, just don’t look back.
Oh somebody needs the light you have.
Whatever you do, just don’t lose heart.
Keep on pushing back the dark,
Keep on pushing back the dark.

The God I follow is always there, strong and constant. Don’t underestimate the God you follow. When we feel unlovable, God loves us. When we feel that we have done the unforgivable, God forgives. When we feel undeserving, God blesses us out of his love and mercy with more than we dare to hope for. I have lived all of these truths, and I will never forget God’s goodness to me. I will never stop thanking him for the blessings in my life.

The challenges I have endured in the past week are nothing in comparison to the real struggles I have faced in the past. If ever I have to go through another wrenching, draining, all-consuming battle–not that I want to!–I know where I will turn. If you are in one of those battles right now, hold onto hope! God is there, always listening, always ready to respond if you sincerely and fully turn to him. He won’t say, “Take a number, I’m busy.” He will respond. He will amaze you. Your struggles won’t necessarily end, but he will give you the peace and hope to endure them and make it through to the other side. The dark always tries to win, but God will never let us be defeated as long as we cling to him.
Whatever you do, just don’t look back.
Oh somebody needs the light you have.
Whatever you do, just don’t lose heart.
Keep on pushing back the dark,
Keep on pushing back the dark.

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