Light in Darkness 4/1/20

“Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.” (Psalm 69:1-2)

Save me, O God! Even though we have soared on the wings of joy, even though we have tasted the wonder of God’s presence, times come when we find ourselves overwhelmed by life. We feel the burden, the heaviness, the weariness of the struggle. We were on the mountain top rejoicing in His light; now we are in the valley trudging through the darkness.

In such times we may feel that God has left us, that we are on our own, alone. We cry out, “Where are You, Lord?” and we hear only silence. We may feel weary, worn, weak. How do we go on?

After a great victory, the prophet Elijah experienced a great fear as he fled for his life and hid in a mountain cave. God called him to come out, and the Lord passed by. First there came a strong wind that tore the mountains; but God wasn’t in the wind. Then there was an earthquake; but God wasn’t in the earthquake. Next came a fire; but God wasn’t in the fire. At last came a still, small voice. It was in that still, small voice that God spoke to Elijah.

We look for God on the mountain tops, and often we find Him there. We rejoice in the brightness of His light and glory. We often see Him in mighty winds and earthquakes and fires as the Holy Spirit moves in spectacular ways. But sometimes, sometimes we find ourselves in the darkness, and there we need to remain silent and listen for that still, small voice as He speaks to us gently, quietly, intimately. He has promised never to leave us or forsake us. Do we believe Him? When our eyes do not see, do we see by faith?

As we walk through the darkness in faith, we remember His word: “For thou wilt light my candle: the Lord will enlighten my darkness.” (Psalm 18:28) He lights the way, even when we can’t see. He whispers encouragement to us, and goes before us. And that still, small voice calms our fears and brings a quiet joy to our souls. Amen.

Pastor Mike

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