Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Seeing in the Darkness

One of the greatest principles of faith I ever heard was: Never doubt in the darkness what God has revealed to you in the light.

Darkness is not the time to question. It’s the time to trust. Just because we can’t see clearly now we shouldn’t begin to discount what we have seen previously.

How do you navigate in a dark room once you’ve turned out the lights? By memory of what was where when you had the lights on. You remember a chair was to your right, a table to your left. You slow down when you go through where you remember a doorway being. You proceed cautiously, but you still proceed because know where things are.

Stuff doesn’t move around simply because you can’t see it. If you stumble over it, it’s because you forgot where it was.

So it is with the truths of God. They remain constant, fixed. Darkness doesn’t make them move or go away. They stay put.

If the lights go off, don’t panic…trust. The God of the light is the same one present in the darkness. David said, “Darkness and light are the same thing to You.” (Ps 139). Just because I can’t see Him, doesn’t mean He isn’t there.

Until the lights come back on keep reminding yourself what you already know to be true. That darkness is no time to begin to questioning God.

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