“Walking Through the Darkness”
“Let them who walk in darkness, and have no light, trust in the name of the Lord and rely on their God.”
We’ve all been there. Perhaps, you are there now. What do you do when life seems unclear, when the way before you is foggy, misty and dark? You see little to no light at tunnel’s end, just thick darkness all around and closing in. You feel alone and you don’t like what’s happening now in your life.
Most of you reading this probably don’t feel this way, thankfully, but I know some of you do. It’s very difficult to walk in darkness. It’s frightening, even terrifying. Fear can paralyze us, cause us to stumble and fall. It’s hard to see things. It’s an uneasy feeling. I know, I’ve been there.
Jesus knows how you feel. Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the World. Whoever follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the Light of Life.”
When circumstances force you to walk through the darkness and you have no light, that’s the time, more deeply than ever, to “trust in the name of the Lord” and to “rely on” God.
The Hebrew text uses a very interesting word for trust that means to “lean on completely for support.” Rest your total weight on Him. That means to “resist the urge” to let your emotions, your fears, your worries or insecurities about things get the best of you. When you’re fully trusting God, there’s no room in your heart for fear, worry or anxiety, only His peace.
Perhaps that’s all you are able to do just now, just muster up a little prayer for His help. That’s o.k. It is, anyway, what you should do. Let Jesus reach down from His light to your darkness, hold you up, and walk with you.
You can walk with Him through difficulty and trial. He is faithful. Darkness doesn’t last forever. He does.
“Father God, I need Your help. I need You. I want to trust You, and I do. I choose to lean on You and ask You to carry me through to the other side of my troubles. In Christ, Amen.”
Go Deeper — Take strong encouragement from these words;
“Perhaps your journey seems a little strange now. It’s o.k. God is with you and promised to be with you even when life is so unsure, even in those times when you may not feel His presence. He is there. And, most of all, He will get you through this season of darkness. Trust Him with all your heart.”