The Dark Side Rises

The Dark Side Rises

The more I get to know myself the more I realize there is some dark stuff deep inside of me. I’m not sure where it came from. I haven’t had a particularly traumatic life. But when hard times hit it has a way of brining things to the surface that you didn’t know were there.

It shows up in flashes of anger at random things. In devious ideas for revenge. In the things that happen in my dreams at night. It’s all deep in there.

Some folks would say I shouldn’t focus on that depraved part of me. They’d say I shouldn’t be so hard on myself. I tend to disagree.

Enter Psalm 51:6

Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,
And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.

God wants me to work through all that dark stuff in my heart. I can’t work through what I don’t know is there. So when He brings it to the surface I’ve decided I need to just man up.  God wants to make me holy. The process isn’t fun, but I’m confident of this, that he who began a good work in [me] will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Phil. 1:6)