I remember the first time I heard the hymn “Be Still My Soul.” (You can read the lyrics here.) I knew that whoever penned that hymn knew what it was like when the nightmare becomes the reality. In my own life, I was right on the cusp of a long trial. As I watched the thick, deep clouds form on the horizon, the best I could do was remain in a posture of prayer.
Times like this are bound to come into all our lives. But, as Christians, we have a blessed assurance. King David knew it. And, we can too. With confidence he prayed, “even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.” (Psalms 139:12.)
If you are walking in the dark today, God commands that you trust Him. You don’t have to scheme, or manipulate your way out of trouble. God has rejected that. Resist the temptation to light your own fire, and warm yourself by it’s light. Instead, trust in the Name of the Lord.
“Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the word of his servant? Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.” (Isaiah 50:1)