by Linda Veath

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and the darkness covered the deep waters. ~ Genesis 1:1-2 NLT Photo by Bigstock

Have you ever been in a room with no windows, no way of escape, dark as dark can be? Not much fun, is it? All a person thinks about is getting out—where there is light and freedom. You yell, but no one answers. Will you ever be free? 

I have a friend who experienced darkness recently. She had no sooner walked into the stall of the bathroom at a restaurant when the lights went out. It was so dark she couldn’t see anything, including the path to the door so she could escape.

She screamed, but there was no answer. All alone. She was stuck. By herself.

Even though I haven’t been in that exact situation, I have felt that way many times. Haven’t you? Especially recently. A certain darkness hovers over us. Yet there is hope in the midst of the darkness. We look to Christ in our fear. And He comforts us through the Word. God sees our pain that He knows so well. And He will teach us through that pain.

When you feel the darkness surrounding you, spend time reading the Psalms. Be assured that the light will shine through and that you can rest in God’s love every day. By giving the Lord all praise and glory, we accept His love and thank Him for the many ways He keeps us safe and brings us out of the darkness. Into His light.

The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? ~ Psalm 27:1 NIV