Scripture: Psalm 139:12
“Even the darkness will not be dark to You; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to You.”
How can darkness be as light to God? This verse could be confusing, but I choose to take comfort in its words. The God of the universe, who set light into motion from the very beginning of time, He is light. In Him, no darkness can be found.
Think about what “darkness” means to you. It can be evil, it can be our trials, I have referred to periods of depression in my own life as times in the darkness. God does not have evil, trials or hardship. He is light. No darkness can be found in Him. This verse brings such comfort because I know that one day, when I meet my Savior face to face, when I have breathed my last breath on this earth, at that point there will be no darkness for me either.
The darkness is not dark to Him. The other thing this passage tells me is that He can handle my darkness. It isn’t even dark to Him! He can see the whole big picture, which we can’t. He can see His good purposes, which we are not always privy to. It just is not dark to Him. I’m so thankful, aren’t you?
Precious Lord, the darkness is not dark to You and this gives me HOPE. Thank You that one day, when I’m with You forever in my eternal home, there will be no darkness for me there either. In the meantime, remind me that in You there is no darkness. The hardest things in my own life are not too difficult for you. My most overwhelmed moments and situations are not overwhelming for You. You’ve got this.
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