Through darkness there is light

There are some things that happen in life whether it's your own or someone dear to you that you cannot control.  I am typing this with no pretense, no audience.

I am afraid. I came the Lord this evening in silence first, then to confess my fear. I repeated "Perfect love casts out fear".  I asked Him what His message is for Kenneth and what His message is for me.  He gave me both. 

1st; Nahum 1
Nahum 1 is about God 'punishing' Niniveh for falling.  However, the writer made sure to say in 1:7 "The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him".  I googled more about this book and here's what I found, 

"How do I apply this?
No doubt we all have felt overwhelmed by the darkness both within ourselves and in our world. Nahum lived in a dark time, a time in which the faithful few must have wondered how long they would have to resist cultural and spiritual compromise.
Have you ever found your will to do what’s right weakening as you became discouraged with what you saw in your life and in the world around you? The prophet Nahum reminds us of God’s active hand, working even in the darkest of times to bring justice and hope throughout the world."
- See more at: http://www.insight.org/resources/bible/nahum.html#sthash.4LAguMEe.dpuf
I think that everything from God is good.  I believe that of course there is a purpose for every move he makes in our lives. However, the choice we make is up to us if we are going to be obedient, we are going to respond in to Him, and if we are going to use it as an opportunity for growth and maturity

I think this was the message He wants me to deliver to Kenneth.

Now the lesson for me is a little different.  It came from Colossians 1;
"9-12 Be assured that from the first day we heard of you, we haven’t stopped praying for you, asking God to give you wise minds and spirits attuned to his will, and so acquire a thorough understanding of the ways in which God works. We pray that you’ll live well for the Master, making him proud of you as you work hard in his orchard. As you learn more and more how God works, you will learn how to do your work. We pray that you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul—not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us." (MSG)
 Now..here I believe that God is telling me to continue to pray in this way for Kenneth.  I think this is an opened door not a closed one.  I believe that God has given Kenneth an opportunity to find God's path for Him.  Now Kenneth and I both have to be obedient and look forward.  Lord help us. This is so hard.  We both suck at surrendering our issues to God and truly having the faith we are supposed to have.  But this is a true test.  Thank you Jesus!  A test, lesson, growth, and maturity - you wanted it...He gave it.  Here we go!