When I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me. – Micah 7:8
There are many forms of darkness – the absence of light, a still and cloudy night in the deep woods, and then there is the term “dark night of the soul.”
We all experience those moments when we are bewildered and don’t know what is right or true. Often during those moments we struggle to see the light, to find somewhere else to be, to find happiness somewhere else such as with drugs, drink, or a relationship that put us in the dark place in the first place. There are dark places such as a prison or in a solitary cell, but there are others just as dark such as a lonely mansion or in a room full of people.
In those moments of darkness take a moment not to fret or stew, but to rejoice in the darkness. Take the trial into your heart, and realize that no matter what the place or circumstance, no matter how dark your prison or soul, God provides all the light you can ever need – his continual and unconditional love.