From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Dear Dr. Graham:

My professors often refer to “inner space” and seem to apply it to every facet of life, including spiritual life, but what does it really mean?

— C.P.

Dear C.P.: Inner space is defined in many ways, but when it comes to the inner life — something we all have — it deals with the dark side of the human spirit. From the vast number of questions on people’s minds it is evident that a large proportion of the population is facing deep personal problems.

They vary from person to person, but they do exist, and they are all problems of “inner space.” Yes, we are the people who have been conquering outer space, but are in danger of losing the battle of the spirit. Thankfully, there is a solution and millions have already found it; that solution is in Jesus Christ. He said, “My peace, my liberty, my freedom, I give to you” (see John 14:27).

There are two natures within every person, both struggling for mastery. Which one will dominate us? It depends on which one we feed. We must acknowledge that there is a defect in human nature caused by sin and it permeates our inner space until we give it up and let Christ come in.

Today, if we will turn on the searchlight of truth, it will reveal the dark side of our human spirits and help us recognize the need for Jesus Christ to become the Master of our lives and a new day will dawn. Submit the “inner space” of your life to Him and you will come to know the inner peace of a loving God that will transform your life.