Do you ever feel a little sad when the sunset gives way to dusk, and dusk turns to darkness? Perhaps we feel sadness because we know it will be hours before we see daylight again.
It is hard to see in the darkness; our eyes strain to see. It is harder to walk in the darkness than in the daylight. It is easy to become disoriented and lose our way. Finding our way in the darkness is easier if we have someone walking with us.
When we travel through the valleys of life, it can seem like we are in darkness. We may be feeling the lowest we have ever felt. We may be walking in the valley because of the death of a loved one. The valley could also be caused by a divorce, or the loss of a job. At some point in our life, we will all have to wall through the valley of grief, hurt, or disappointment.
When we feel all alone in the valley of darkness, God is there, walking beside us. We may feel distant from him, but he doesn’t leave us alone. He is there, waiting for us. Holding tight to our Father’s hand can give us the strength and courage to continue.
In Psalms 119:105, David wrote “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path”. If we stay close to Him, He will light our way, and lead us out of the darkness. We will once again see that first glimmer of daylight and understand that “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning”. Psalms 30:5