Transformation (with thanks to A.K.)

“Only God can turn the dark night into glorious heavenly light”
(Alan Kearns).


1. Turn our anguish
Into peace;
Our darkness
Into dazzling light.

2. Turn our sorrow
Into joy;
Our blindness
Into perfect sight.

3. Turn our judgements
Into love;
Our sickness
Into welcome rest,

4. And turn our dying
Into life eternal,
When we’ve faced
Each test.


1. Lord, see my anguish! My heart is broken and my soul despairs (Lamentations 1:20; NLT).

The Lord turns my darkness into light (2 Samuel 22:29; NIV).

2. Oh, give me back my joy again; you have broken me – now let me rejoice (Psalm 51:8; NLT).

The Lord gives sight to the blind (Psalm 146:8; NIV).

3. Do not judge others, and you will not be judged (Luke 6:37; NLT).

Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them (Romans 12:9; NLT).

The Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said: “You will be delivered by returning and resting; your strength will lie in quiet confidence” (Isaiah 30:15; CSB).

4. Our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies (1 Corinthians 15:53; NLT).

Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying” (John 11:25; NLT).

The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul (Deuteronomy 13:3; NIV).

4 thoughts on “Transformation (with thanks to A.K.)

  • Thank you Ruth for this blessing by the work of your anointed pen. How we need transformation to cope with our ever changing health trials, they give me a greater sense of urgency in my writing for God my Father. First though I need to learn to be still in whatever cicumstances, relying on the balm of His Spirit to sooth my soul. Only He can open my eyes to His loving purpose, turning my sorrow into joy and peace. I shudder when I think of others in heath crisis, who have no relationship with God – what a hopeless existence that is! Ruth, may our Father God turn our darkness into His glorious light that we may serve Him as Ge guides us each day.

    • Good morning, Alan, thank you so much for your wonderful message. Actually, I might change one word in this prayer, in the light of what you wrote! I completely share, and often think about, just how awful the trials of life are when we face them without faith in God. I can hardly think of anything worse, to be honest. Hope you with both have a manageable day, and one which is blessed, no matter what you are dealing with XXXXX

    • PS Just re-read your message, and want to let you know that even before it arrived, I had already been writing about how to cope with our ever-changing, and deteriorating health issues! How is that for spiritual synchronicity! XXXXX

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