Early this morning I needed to go out to get some gas in my wife’s car. It was dark, it was cold, people were moving around, driving here and there. As I was observing the movements of people I also took notice of the dark. The dark can be an unsettling environment. You’re just not sure of what is out there.
In 2010 I began an aggressive walking exercise program, every day walking several miles at a fast pace. Many of those days however I would begin walking early in the morning. Living in a semi-rural community it would be very dark. As I would walk I would occasionally stumble or veer off because I simply could not see. At times I could not see what was only a few feet ahead of me. Whether that be a deer ready to pounce on me because my daughter had killed more than one member of their community with a car? Or would there be an armed band of terrorists just ahead, invisible to the naked eye at that hour? Unsettling at times? Quite. The imagination can be very active in the dark.
However, every morning when I would start in the dark a unique phenomenon would occur. As I would walk further without taking any sudden notice to it, my vision would increase as the light of the day would slowly and gradually begin to overtake the dark. I was no longer unsettled but confident in my steps.
In your life, you may be walking in the dark right now. Unsure, unable to see what is just beyond, not knowing that if you continue in a certain direction that you can be assured this is the right path for you.
I cannot take the fear of the dark or the uncertainty away, nor can I give you light or vision to see.
What I can give you is the assurance that when I was walking, hoping I was going in the right direction, every single time I began my journey in the dark, eventually I would end my journey in the light.
Someone texted me last night in response to the blog yesterday and asked me “how long do they wait on the Lord to move, to take action. How long will it be before God takes notice of their situation.”
I responded, “I have no idea. I wish I did. I guess, until He moves.”
Keep walking in the direction you feel that God had set for you. Whether you realize it or not at this point on the journey, the path will eventually become clear and His light will guide your way.
“The man who walks in the dark does not know where he is going.” John 12:35
“Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of Your precense, O Lord.” Psalm 89:15
“The Lord turns my darkness into light.” 2 Samuel 22:29
God will give you Hope for your journey.