There is something about darkness that triggers fear in many of us. Dont deny it! It’s true.
Just thinking about being in a dark room or a dark cave or walking through a forest at night with no flashlight to help you see where you’re going……….it’s the stuff that horrors are made of!
Recently my country experienced a nationwide blackout for several hours. I had been working from home that day and suddenly everything shut off! No internet, no electricity, barely any contact via phone calls. It was crazy. I couldn’t work for the rest of the day (no complaints there lol) so my husband and I decided to play a game of Monopoly to pass the time.
The power outage had occurred at 1 pm but by late evening it became apparent that electricity was not coming back anytime soon. Which meant….
Night was coming and we would have no lights……..nationwide.
Utter darkness. Only the moonlight to help us see the outlines of the road and other houses surrounding us. Not that we were planning to go outside! We lit candles to help us see around the apartment as the darkness fell, and even had to go to sleep without any power returning.
What an experience. Could you imagine being without electricity for such a length of time? The next day, I awoke to my fan blowing much needed breeze on me and I knew that thankfully everything was back to normal. But during the day I began to ponder on ‘darkness’ and its connection to the ‘dark seasons’ that we all go through in life. Those moments when the road ahead seems to be unclear and doubt and fear is rampant within our hearts. Those moments when pain and grief seems to have enveloped our souls and we can’t even imagine life where the sun shines and we can smile again.
Those seasons make our heart grateful for the day when the clouds part and the light streams down clearing away the dark thoughts of our minds and making the path ahead of us clear again. The dark seasons help us appreciate the LIGHT even more. I for one know what it is like to walk in the murky, dark waters of sadness and depression. And it makes my heart glad and full of rejoicing to look back on where I was compared to where I am now.
Just like that ‘Day of Darkness’ that my country experienced. It made us appreciate the things that we take for granted.
Today just take a deep breath in and breathe out and face the day knowing that God is definitely still on His throne and He is STILL in control. And appreciate the LIGHT that He continues to shine on you as you continue on your journey. ❤