We’ve all been there before. Those events or periods of life that feel like you’re sitting all alone in a pitch dark room.
Maybe you’re there today. Personally, I’ve been in and out of that room for the past 5 months.
So what do we do when we’re in that place?
Here are some words from the prophet, Micah…
When I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me. | Micah 7:8b
When you’ve been in a dark place, a light can be very welcoming. It can also expose things around us for what they are, changing our perception of what we assumed they were in the dark.
3 suggestions on what we can do when we’re in those dark places.
Look | Expect it to arrive. Constantly be on the lookout for that LIGHT. Because if we’re not watching for it, we are likely to miss it initially because we have our face in out hands stuck in our misery. We can enjoy the relief that come with the light sooner if we are searching and expecting it.
Hope | Can you get a sense for the hope Micah has in his words? “The Lord will be a light to me.” He does not say, ‘is.’ He’s fully expecting something that is not yet the case. Likewise, you and I need to have something to look foreword to while we sit in that cold, dark place.
Know | This is where faith and a good portion of spiritual maturity come in. Micah KNEW the Lord was eventually going to shine light on his situation. He also knew that he had to work on his own STUFF in the meantime. Sometimes we find ourselves in this dark room because of actions or choices WE have made. But…sometimes we’re there because of things OTHERS have done.
Today, I’m in that dark place. God, however, is shining a flood light around me. Even though there is darkness right now, his light is allowing me to stay active, see Him, and remain focused on finding the EXIT DOOR.
How about you? Where are you today? I’d love to journey with you. Leave a comment below.