Usually, summer is a season of light and laughter. This year summer has been different and the clouds on the horizon are not white or fluffy either. Dark clouds are gathering and darkness around us is getting more intense. Or, at least, that’s how it feels like. Don’t worry, my friend. I have good news for you: God sees in the darkness. We can’t but God can. So we’re safe even in the dark. Know that you will not be forgotten in (your personal) darkness.
Even the darkness is not dark to You and conceals nothing from You,
But the night shines as bright as the day;
Darkness and light are alike to You.
(Psalm 139:12, AMP,*)
It doesn’t matter that we can’t see in darkness, God can. And it doesn’t matter we feel helpless because in Christ we have all the help we ever need. This might sound too simplistic but nonetheless it’s true. Miraculously, faith works. Whenever we cry for help, we receive it. God’s grace surrounds us and the Holy Spirit applies the balm of Gilead to our wounds.
God sees in the darkness
It brings me such joy to understand there is nothing that can separate us from God’s love. Not darkness, depression, or disappointments. Even our failures or weaknesses do not scare God away. His love is unstoppable, his grace is unshakeable. That’s why we are always secure in him. No matter how dark it gets.
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
(Psalm 23:1-4, NRSV, emphasis added,*)
It’s time to believe it: God sees in the darkness. So it’s time to stop fretting it. Our God is an awesome God, he sees everything even in the darkness. That’s why we have nothing to worry about. Absolutely nothing. The best thing we can do is to surrender ourselves – and the stuff that bothers us – daily to Jesus. Then we can just rest in him and praise him all the days of our lives.
Thanks for reminding us of your greatness
and how much you love us.
We surrender to you, Lord.
Take our worries and fears,
create something beautiful out of them.
Thank you for always being there for us.
We love you and we praise you!
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: Are you worried about the future?
Live your worries to God in prayer. He hears you and he helps you. I experience this time and time again. Without prayer coincidences just do not happen. (This does not mean that God would answer my prayers the way I want them. No, he answers them better, the way he sees fit. This also does not mean there wouldn’t be any difficulties in my life. But it does me that even in the middle of difficulties I have God on my side comforting and helping me. And that does change everything!)
Be blessed, my friend! God is with you, both in light and in darkness. He will take care of you even when you’re lost or aren’t able. Celebrate Him and dare to live to the fullest in his grace!