CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Hidden Surprises 5/11/2020

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by Rebekah Beene

As I went into the dark bedroom one morning where the computer/office is now I noticed something in the chair. I reached out to touch it in the dark and it was a group of tiny stuffed animals all arranged just so. One of the grands had been playing in this room and the evidence sat mutely there.  I laughed as I switched on the light and discovered which toys they were.  Without the light I had no idea what it was.

Oh beloved, God speaks to my heart.  Sometimes we just have to reach out in the dark.  We aren’t sure what’s ahead or even what this day will hold.  But we can be sure that God will show forth His light on our present darkness and reveal truth to us.  His desire to speak this truth to us is to give us Light in every situation. We may have to step out but we never go alone. We may feel uncertain but because we have His light, we don’t fear the unknown.

God wants you to know this morning that it’s okay to wonder what will happen next, but it’s not okay to spend all your time fearing what you do not know.  This is not a life to fear. It’s a life to embrace. Even if you feel you’ve made too many false moves. Made wrong choices. Had bad things happen. God understands and still He is with you.  His grace is enough. For anything and everything. His salvation is enough. To cover all  your past.  His power is enough. To take you through what you face this day. And He promises to take all your cares on Himself simply because He cares for you.  He isn’t daunted by your age, your bills, your problems or your insufficiencies of self.  He is the Light – the Only True Light – in this darkened world.  You are never truly walking in darkness because you have His light with you but oh you have His light within you!

God loves you and He’s for you. If you are uncertain about where to step this morning ask Him.  Take some time this morning to simply sit and ask and listen.  He will help you and He will guide you. And He will take your uncertainty and feed your faith. And you can walk freely in the Light wherever you go, knowing Jesus settled it all for you in the Light of His salvation and grace.

John 8:12 Once again, Jesus spoke to the people and said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.”

Colossians 1:13 For He has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of His dear Son

Psalm 89:15 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim You, who walk in the light of Your presence, Lord

Psalm 119:105 Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Psalm 18:28 For You light my lamp; The LORD my God illumines my darkness.

About the Author:

Rebekah Beene

In a Christian Women’s meeting in 1983, Rebekah was given a prophetic message that she would write books. Several years ago she began writing stories about special holiday memories and travels, sharing God’s love and care through each story. God has gifted Rebekah with the ability to look at the natural and see the supernatural. Both Rebekah and her husband Danny have a heart to share the Gospel and the riches of life in Christ to everyone they meet. They have served in the local church and in ministry to motorcyclists. Danny is an ordained minister and they both have been Bible study teachers for many years. Rebekah also speaks at women’s retreats and conferences. Her tag line says it all “God loves you and He’s for you”.

My website is

My first book in print is Oh Beloved! Live in the Light of His Word.
Link to buying the book via paypal is on the website.
As well a link to purchasing the ebook on Amazon is there too.
I’m also on twitter @rebekahbeene, tumblr
and of course facebook as Rebekah Beene (Warren) I included my maiden name for old friends.
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