“For you have delivered my soul from death, yes, my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.” Psalm 56:13
Darkness is real. It invades our space like a dust storm sweeping across a desert. It can creep in and slowly take over your sight or it can blind you at the blink of an eye. It is real. It clouds your perspective and can cause your feet to stumble as you walk. Some just give up and sit down, they stop moving because they can’t see clear. But me, I choose to continue feeling my way through it. In my soul I know that while darkness is very real, so is light. And light always penetrates the darkness. It doesn’t even take much, a small flicker and you suddenly can see again. So I stumble around trying to walk, waiting for the light to break through and show me the way, the truth. That light is stronger than any amount of thick daunting darkness. It brings more than visibility, it brings perspective, it brings hope, it brings direction, it keeps my feet moving when the temptation to sit is lingering in my heart. The beauty of the light is that your eyes begin to adjust to however much light you get to see. Whether a tiny flame or the blazing sun in your gaze, you adjust and everything changes.
So if you’re in the darkness, be patient, keeping going, don’t give up. Light will come…it always does. And when it does it will reveal more than where you are, it will reveal where your going. If the journey was easy you might not choose it. You were wired for adventure, challenge, something to overcome, and a fight worth winning. So the easy way is not for you, you would find yourself unfulfilled, sad, angry at life, and miserable. You’re created for more. Keep going. The journey is not over yet… in fact, it might just be beginning.
“ And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them.” Isaiah 42:16