Darkness. When it surrounds us, we light a candle, switch a flip, open a blind. Intuitively, we seek out conditions that illuminate life to us. We know that in the darkness we will stumble, fall, and misjudge things.
What’s true in the physical world is not so easily remedied in the emotional and spiritual world. When the darkness of the heart—hopelessness & helplessness—closes in like fog around our heart, a lit candle will not penetrate the resulting sightlessness.
When this happens, remember that this is not the first time in history that darkness covered the deep places. You heart is no different than the deep places of the earth—formless and empty—where His Spirit hovered. Hovered knowing and seeing what could be. In darkness we can neither see what is or what can be…but the Spirit of God can and declares a remedy: Light.
By jus t the speaking of His word, “Let there be…” and there was. Darkness runs from the revelation of the light. So stay in the dark place, believing and waiting for the word to be spoken…”Let it be!” There is no need to run and panic. The Lord sees what can be.
Do you feel stuck today? Does a situation seem hopeless? Do not forget, that God does not share in your darkness. He sees the lighted path and with just one word, He can illumine the way for you.
Spurgeon said, “Never doubt in the darkness what God has revealed in the light.” Do not let the darkness rob you of faith. Instead, use the occasion to ask God to stir up great faith—faith to see what is not; faith to believe His light can conquer darkness; faith that the darkness is just a momentary pause waiting for the light to reveal God’s creative genius.