Dark stretches in our journey are not meant to be confusing or permanent. God uses these times to develop and deepen our faith. He calls us to follow hard after him, even with our questions, and trust him to open and close the appropriate doors. He desires that we rely on him for wisdom and discernment, for strength and peace. There will be times when the path seems dark, but these are the times God uses to ask us a question, “Can you trust Me?” Can you?
The prophet Isaiah says it like this:
Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the voice of his servant? Let him who walks in darkness and has no light trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God.
God never leaves us, even in the darkness. It’s there we hear his voice most clearly. In the darkness we learn to rely on him. If you are walking in darkness let the following prayer be yours or send the prayer to someone who is going through a challenging time.
Talking to God
Father, this challenge, this stretch of darkness is lonely and discouraging. I long for closure, for a new day, for light at the end of my tunnel. Allow me to feel your presence. Help me gain your strength. Remind me that you are still at work. Help me trust and rely on you. I thank you that somehow you will use this stretch of darkness to do great things in my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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