Have you ever experienced a blackout?
A blackout takes you into total darkness and you can’t see a thing, as if you’ve gone blind. This can happen especially when the power goes out at night. People are more susceptible to danger, never knowing where to go or where they stored their candles. Which is why we need to be prepared, to always know where to find light.
Some of us have experienced what you call a Spiritual Blackout. There are times when you might feel aimless, when you start to doubt the existence of God or wonder why you were born. You may also start to question the good things in life. It is a time when you cannot see the light in your life anymore.
Like in physical brownouts, we also must be prepared. First of all, try to keep your light always lit. Keep to the faith. It’s not just believing, it’s a way of life. If your life is a testimony of your belief, then you never have to put out the label to say I believe in God if all you do is His will. Keep the fire burning.
What happens when it goes out? Stick to a source. Friends and family will always be a good source of light, an emergency beacon that will help us borrow warmth from their flame till we are strong enough to burn on our own.
Lastly, turn to the Lord. He is the real source of all this life. He will never forsake us. As He said in the scriptures, “I am the light of the world, he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
He has promised that if we follow Him, we will always have His light with us and God never breaks a promise.