2 Samuel 22:29-31 ESV, “Lord, you are my lamp. You bring light into my darkness. With your help I can attack a troop of soldiers. With the help of my God I can climb over a wall. “God’s way is perfect. The word of the Lord doesn’t have any flaws. He is like a shield to all who go to him for safety.”
I remember visiting some caverns in Tennessee once and being led deep into the center only to have the lights turned off. Our guide used this time to explain how the earth looked at the beginning of creation. Ok, it was a bit spooky to say the least, but what a great illustration. The recorded voice boomed out, “And God said, ‘Let their be light! and there was light.’ Trust me, when that light came on, there was a collective sigh of relief.
I’ve experienced times in my life when I seem to stand in total darkness, not knowing which way to go and answers seem to allude me. It’s not a comfortable place at all. Should I go left? Should I go right? Should I change jobs? Sometimes the hardest thing to do is the right thing; wait on the Lord. In the darkest moment, God is waiting for you to say, ‘You are my lamp! You bring light into my darkness!’ Waiting was never meant to be a comfortable place, it’s a place of pressure and fire, a place where our warrior skills are honed. A deciding place, a hiding place, a trusting place. It’s that place we learn where our allegiance lies. Will we fight for ourselves or for God? Will we stay true to His cause or continue walking with the masses?
Psalm 27:1 ERV states, “Lord, you are my Light and my Savior, so why should I be afraid of anyone? The Lord is where my life is safe, so I will be afraid of no one!” So my dear friend, if you find yourself in darkness, wait for the power to come back on. Unplug from your old sources and plug into Jesus, He is the light. Don’t fear the darkness, trust the Light.