Inevitable Darkness

There was a day I was having an intensive Bible study of the book of Genesis.  I discovered that right from the beginning of time darkness has always been associated with void and hopelessness.  I learned that even in the darkness the Spirit of God is always present (Gen 1:2).  I realized that it was the darkness that made us know the importance of light, and it made us know the mightiness of God’s power (Gen 1:3).  In just a simple utterance God changed a hopeless situation.  I was amazed when I read that He separated light from the darkness (Gen 1:4). I thought within me that God should have destroyed darkness and replaced it with light, instead of separating darkness from light and still allow it to be in existence.  So, I reached the conclusion that darkness has an important role to play in any creation and that darkness must be experienced before any creation or birth can take place.

Bringing this down to our lives, inevitable darkness could be to experience unpleasant conditions, what some people will refer to as calamity or a wilderness experience.  Something one did not wish for but unexpectedly materialized in one’s life.  It is inevitable because it is unstoppable; the darkness has been predestined because of its importance to instill valuable lessons into our lives, and to usher in a new beginning, a new direction, and a new chapter of our life.

Light shines in the midst of darkness.  Plants grow during the night, and we sleep during the night. So, why is it that whenever we experience darkness such as, losing a job, the death of a loved one, going through a divorce, etc., we tend to lose our peace, become agitated or even commit suicide? Could it be a result of being fearful of the unknown?

Your feelings do not determine how long you will stay in the darkness. Even in the scripture, we read that God said let there be light; it was not that something prompted God to make the utterance, but it was the ordained time to bring forth the Light.  In Ecclesiastes Chapter 3, we are made to know that there is a time for everything.

Allow God to reach you in that darkness. As stated in Genesis 1:2, the Spirit of God was moving even where darkness was.  So, in that dejected and lonely place you are, God is with you, His Spirit is around you but God will not force Himself on you until you allow Him to (Rev. 3:20).  You need His peace, love, joy, and other fruit of the Spirit when you are in the wilderness, and not until you believe in Him and invite Him into your life can you experience them.

Everything your day produces will be determined by you in the night.  Preparation, development, and rest are all embedded in the darkness. More reason why enemies are actively operating during the night is because they know activities that cannot be destroyed during the night cannot be destroyed during the day. If you do not do or learn what you are supposed to learn during darkness, you will pay for it during the day. For instance, two candidates who were told to sleep throughout the night to be able to sit for an examination for the whole of the following day, but only one candidate obeyed the instruction.  The second candidate did not obey instructions.  He studied throughout the night. When they both took the examination, the one who obeyed was able to finish before the closing time, but the second candidate slept from the moment the examination started and did not wake until it ended. Can he blame anyone for his failure? He had a bad attitude – he was doing the right thing at the wrong time.  Stop being agitated, stop being restless, be still and see the glory of God (Psalm 46:10).  You have all the time to rest during the night in preparation for the day.

At times we are the architect of our own problems.  During the trouble all we need to do is relax and give our soul and heart rest, feeding them with the word of God.  A scripture (Ecclesiastes 9:11) says “‘I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happens to them all’”.  So, during any dark period in your life focus your attention on things that are productive, and look into how you can increase your skills and knowledge in secular and spiritual things.  If you need to further your education, darkness is the perfect time to venture into it. Never use your dark period to compare yourself with another person; you are unique and so is your mission in this world. It is the period to seek God’s face, and to know His purpose for your life if you have not known it.

As Jesus declared peace in the scripture (Luke 24:36, 38) and asked: why are you troubled? And why do thoughts arise in your hearts? So also He is asking you now, please run to Him and embrace His invitation; He cares and He will make you whole. Peace unto you in Jesus’ name.

Perhaps you have not come in contact with Jesus Christ the great deliverer or you need to restitute your way.It is not too late to know Him; all you need to do is declare Him as your Lord and Savior, confess and repent from your sins. He will save you and give you a brand new beginning, and there after pursue the spiritual things to give your soul and heart permanent peace and rest they deserve.

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