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  1. This was such an encouraging post, even in the darkness God is sharing his steadfast love. It’s possibly here that we see His love the most. This is really something for me to hold on to today.

  2. This was such a thought provoking post. It is in the times of turmoil and darkness that we need to feel His “steadfast love” the most. Now that I look back on some of my hardest and darkest times, I see that God was building something within me for the next leg of my journey. Bless you for this post.

  3. This is such an encouraging reminder that I don’t need to feel lost and hopeless in my dark times as I used to do. There are times I have no sense of hope and feel like a lost bundle. But even there, I can count on God’s love; even in that dark. Thank you very much and remain blessed

  4. This is a beautiful post, and a great reminder – immediately brought to mind this quote by C.S. Lewis:

    “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”

    Blessings to you today and thank you for sharing this!

  5. This was so timely. A friend and I were discussing trials this morning walking and Gods timing and how looking back we can see His perfect love in allowing us to go through things that make us more compassionate and seasoned and ready to face what he has called us to in the future. Thanks for your words of encouragement Danielle.

  6. This makes me remember that God is ALWAYS faithful! Even when we think that He has forgotten us!

  7. Such a meaningful post! Thank you, Danielle. As I read, an image came to mind of fireflies in the dark. The soft glimmer, blinking here and there, reminds me: the steadfast love and favor of God glimmers here and there in all circumstances. Sometimes its an encouraging word from a friend, a Bible verse that speaks directly to our situation, or an unexpected “God-incident” that minister to our hearts. We have to keep alert, though, or we’ll miss the blessings!

  8. “But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison” (Genesis 39:21, ESV). It is amazing how one can read something several times over and miss something.

    I feel like I’m in a semi dark place with my job right now, but your post and the encouraging verse just lifted me up. It has me thinking what is God preparing me for–what better thing does He have in store for me.

    Thanks for the encouragement!

  9. That is so neat. I love the thought of the love we can find in the dark of out lives. It’s often in the dark that I find some of the most precious times with God. I was leader in a prayer group the other weekend at our Bible School and we talked about how the hard times we go through are the times that we really grow and find realness with God. And how often when we aren’t going to something hard, we can almost be tempted to ask God for another trial just to find that closeness with him again! Thank you so my for the (in)couragement! I just love this blog. It’s blessed me so much.