A while back there were a few nights that were beautiful. The sky was clear and the
full moon was so bright that it lit up the yard in a bluish glow. Of course, in the middle of the night it’s still
difficult to see very far, but just gazing out the window I was able to see
enough to know God can make the ugliest things beautiful with just a little
There was a time though, when I
was in the dark and it wasn’t pretty.
The fog was so thick I couldn’t see even on a sunny day. The fear pressed in on me so heavily that it
took my breath. Depression is like that.
The fear, confusion, and utter devastation can cripple a body and cause
you to believe that nothing will ever get you out of that.
It’s a lie
When you’re in the deepest pit of
darkness and are about to give up, may I give you some advice? Run through the dark! Run, dear lovelies. Press through it. Yes, I know the weight seems to be too
much. That’s exactly what the devil
wants you to believe. He’s a liar.
I know the darkness is
overwhelming. I’ve been there. I’ve felt the hopelessness. I’ve been terrified of those creepy noises in
the recesses of your mind that whisper ugly things. They remind you of your mistakes. They try to get you to believe you’ve gone
too far to be rescued. They’re
lying. Because help is within reach.
Help is a breath away
With even just a whisper, you can
run through the darkness and the Lord will be there to pull you through to the
light. Ah, but the enemy doesn’t want
you to know that. He wants you to
believe that you’re broken beyond repair.
He wants you to believe that God doesn’t love you anymore, that He’s
done with you.
The devil is a liar
He wants to keep you in the
dark. But darlings, if you’ll put on
your running shoes and run through the dark you will find something amazing
waiting for you on the other side. You
will come out alive and in one piece.
You may have some scars, but lovelies those scars will be your story to
encourage someone else.
Use your scars
You may think the scars left
behind from your stay in the darkness are an ugly reminder of the trials you’ve
been through. Think again. Though the devil meant to destroy you, God
had a perfect plan all along. He planned
for you to use those scars to show the beauty of His love for you, His healing,
and His deliverance. All for you. You are not alone. You never were.
Oh dear ones, you have no idea
just how much God loves you right now.
The darkness cannot overtake you.
The darkness cannot overcome the Light.
Jesus is your Light. He’s your
life and your hope.
Light shatters darkness
The speed of light is 186,000
miles per second. Darkness is just
darkness. So when light penetrates the
darkness it shatters it. Darkness cannot
overtake light. But light has the
ability to get rid of darkness just by shining.
If Jesus is the Light and He’s your light, then you are no longer in
darkness lovely one.
Run Through the Darkness
Run through it! You carry the light of Jesus within you. So wherever you go, you shine. Even if it’s the smallest of a flicker, you
are still shining. If you’re shining,
you are shattering darkness. Bet you
didn’t know that. Can you imagine what
you’re doing if you’re running through the darkness, carrying even just the
flicker of a light?
Run through the dark dear
lovelies. As you run, others will see
your light and you’ll give them a way out of the darkness, too. You’ve been in the dark way too long. It’s time to run.
Where Do I Fit In? It's a question many people ask themselves, but often never find. Shelley Wilburn was one of those people. For over forty years, she suffered mental and emotional intimidation and abuse from many different people, including family members.
However, May 30, 2012 was the turning point when God miraculously healed her. Through her ministry, Shelley tells of the complete change that God has done in her life. Using her love of writing, riding motorcycles, and wearing mismatched socks, Shelley has developed a unique ministry of encouraging others using biblical truths and stories from her own personal life experiences. She and her husband D.A. even have a very unique motorcycle ministry.
Shelley and D.A. live on five-and-a-half acres they lovingly call their "Rinky Dink Farm." Together with their moody little dog, Buster, they love to watch the wild animals cross their field. Shelley and D.A. also have three grown, married children and three grandsons.