The Way Out
A time of total darkness I sometimes recall,
A darkened pit with no way out at all.
The sides seemed to close in more day by day.
I searched for an exit; I thought there was no way.
My life seemed to be a worthless, hopeless event.
My life didn’t seem worth saving, why bother to repent?
I woke each morning hoping for the night to stay.
I woke each morning hoping, but forgetting to pray.
I knew for sure (I thought) God had forgotten all about me.
I knew for sure there was no way He would bother to set me free.
I turned my back on Him because I thought a Christian I must not be.
I thought God would never let a Christian be this unhappy you see.
One very dark and fearful night,
I lay down with rest nowhere in sight.
Death was nearer than it had been the night before.
Death was so close I was so very sure.
As I lay in the bed tossing to and fro,
A dream, a vision, in my head began to flow.
Out of a dark cloud, light began to shine.
Out of the darkness Jesus said, “Come be mine.”
I knew for sure my time on earth was ending.
I began to cry as my life I was defending.
Jesus said, “Hush my child, you aren’t going to die.
I have chosen to save you; I will show you why.
Step from the darkness into the marvelous light.
There are many new things I want to bring to your sight.
These things I need to show you before all your days turn to night.
Things you are to do – I will give you the power; I will give you the might.”
The vision went on for hours it seemed.
The vision was a long and beautiful dream.
I woke and remembered every small detail.
I woke and on my knees beside my bed I fell.
In the darkness, a warm glowing fire ahead of me had been lit.
I had found my way from the cold darkened pit.
I now knew what shortcomings I had to admit.
I now knew what past fears and failures I should forget.
Jesus reached out His hand and showed me the way to the light.
Now there would be no more darkness, hopelessness, helplessness, nor fright.
He had been there waiting, lighting the way the whole time.
I only needed take His hand, accept His light, and let it shine.
The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. Isaiah 9:2