Imagine the weakest of all lights. Now put that light in the darkest place you can think of. What happens? Darkness gives way, and your dim light illuminates what was unseen. Now, imagine the One whose very existence inspired the idea of light. Add Him to your dark room. What happens? The darkest night becomes bright as day. This is what God can do with the darkest part of our hearts and minds. However, when we confess our darkest parts only to God, we tend to slowly cover God’s brightness with shame, pain, and our own selfish desires.
When I was a kid, I used to go with my best friend Trevor to an annual overnight lock-in at a local science museum. We always had such a blast learning about electricity, gravity, and earthquakes—but the best part was that at the end of the day, we got to sleep wherever we wanted in the museum.
BAM! Do you ever have one of those moments when a pastor says something that hits you right upside your face? It just happened to me during week one of A Way Out. Pastor Craig said something like, “God will never tempt you, but He will test you. Testing is for promotion, but temptation is for demotion.” Whoa, so good! If God doesn’t tempt us, then where does temptation come from, and how do we stop it?