“Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.” (Micah 7:7-8 KJV)
Have you ever tried to walk through a room when the lights were out? You squint and try to see where you are going. You try not to step on something, run into something, or fall over something. You may even try to see the layout of the room in your mind and navigate your way through using memory. Whatever tricks you use to successfully reach your destination, it’s an uncomfortable process because we aren’t accustomed to walking through dark places without some type of light.
Darkness is rarely seen in a positive way, yet we often find ourselves in dark places. It may not be a physical place, as a matter of fact; it is often something far worse. It can be a darkness of the mind and heart, a sickness may have darkened the atmosphere of your home, and financial stress or job stress can darken attitudes and outlooks. Unhealthy or broken relationships can bring darkness to your self worth and your ability to trust. Darkness takes many forms, and each of us at some point has to navigate our way through it.
In whatever dark situation you find yourself, know this. We have a promise from the Word of God that we are not walking through those dark rooms alone. We don’t have to worry what we might bump into or trip over because we know that every time we are in darkness, there is One who provides the light we need. Micah’s words are so encouraging because it reminds us that God hears us, and that He will be our light. He knows the end from the beginning. He has it in His hands. And although darkness comes to us all, we have safety in His light. He always makes a way. He always provides the strength and peace we need. He always has our best interests at heart.
We just have to know where to look. We must seek Him and allow His light to penetrate the darkness and bring us through.
- Thank God for the promise He has given us to be our light in dark places.
- Pray that God shine His light into your situation and the circumstances of others around you.