Here’s a thought I want to leave with you to mull on. We all go through ups and downs or what David to as “through the valley of the shadow of death.” Jesus also said to us that “in this world there will be trouble, but take heart, I have overcome it all.”
In other words, dark periods are part of our lives and part of our christian journey. However, darkness cannot be quantified, it is just the absence of light. Darkness taints our perception of reality, where a loved one might look like a wicked identity.
In Genesis 1:2 the Word says: Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God, was hovering over the waters.
This means that in our darkness, God is there. He is working at His best in darkness, changing us, preparing us, keeping and leading us in the reality of our circumstances and our human sight, and even sometimes preparing the way so that if we use our insight that we gained through the Word, when we come out the other side of our darkness period, we will be astonished at what God has determined and provided for our destiny for His Glory.
Another thought is that of planting and burial, in fact they’re both a similar process. You dig up the earth and put something in it. The difference is the expectation. In our season of darkness, we need to know that God has an expectation, for God has planted us to change, not to die, therefore, we must learn through the process of hardships to become beautiful fragranced roses at the end and not thorns. God’s expectation is that though we are planted in a season of darkness, there will be a springing forth that bears fruit.
And remember, God has given us eyelids and enabled us to shut our eyes to reality so that we can focus on Him in our darkness, and also on the insight from the Word whilst we pray for guidance.
May the Lord shower us all through His Holy Spirit with the peace that surpasses all understanding. For He is working everything for good for those who love, trust and believe in Jesus. Amen.