Good Grief: Day Two “The Darkness Isn’t Dark To You”

The Darkness Isn’t Dark to You

 Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
 If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
 If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
 Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
-Psalm 139:7-12

I was definitely one of those kids who was afraid of the dark. As soon as the lights would go out and it was time to sleep, my imagination would take off, imagining the scariest of monsters lurking around my bedroom. No matter how hard I strained my eyes to adjust to the darkness, I could only make out how that chair in the corner had a striking resemblance to the boogeyman of my nightmares. This happens when we experience tragedy and trauma. All of the sudden we are thrust into a sort of darkness, where we can’t see what’s next and we fear the worst is yet to come. Hopelessness settles in like a smog so that you can’t distinguish night from day. No matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to see the light break through the clouds. Maybe this is what your experiencing today. Know that whatever state you’re in, He is willing to meet you there. In the dark. In the depths of your despair. He is unafraid, and there is no darkness that is too dark for Him.

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