“Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of Grace. …” Hebrew 4:16 AMP.
The Effects of Darkness on the Soul
Our faith can be challenged, and doubts can magnify the darkness. The obscurity of questions, and trying to understand the purpose of what we see, can create an internal struggle. Darkness can blind the minds of the emotionally scattered and overwhelm the empty-hearted. Negativity and fear disrupt our emotions and divide our heart from the light of God’s promises. Our “noisy soul” with unresolved things from the past, and anxieties about the future, can hijack our present reality. Jesus can calm and muzzle our storm; He dispels our restlessness, with His peace.God uses darkness so that we can’t rely on anything that we see Click To Tweet
The work IN darkness has an eternal purpose. God uses darkness so that we can’t rely on anything that we see, or know, but we learn to reach out to take a-hold of Him. As a blind person relies on their other senses for navigating, so we lean on the Holy Spirit to be our everything.
God Teaches Us Four Profound Things in Darkness:
- How to engage Christ on a whole new level, to seek Him with our whole heart.
- Christ brings us deeper, understanding and rhemas are added as we abide and hear Him.
- Christ handicaps our flesh so that we radically rely on Him, and Him alone.
- As we go positive and mix faith with Truth, Jesus burns away familiarity, and we begin to live in the reality of what we know.
In these seasons, God’s plan is to promote us in the spiritual world first, then the natural world. We are being transformed from the inside out; and being conformed to His image.
God is Light
God is the light that shines in our darkness, as we embrace His promises, they bring precise light to our way in Psalms 36:9. We begin to learn deep things from God in Job 12:22; and He adds supernatural treasures to our life in Isaiah 45:3. Christ may seem hidden in our darkness, but the true reality is, He is near, speaking, and adding more depth in you. This darkness will pass in Psalms 139:11-12 and the dark night of the soul will break with the dawning of a new day. Resist the temptation to “figure it all out” and collapse in the arms of Christ; let Him personally love and expand you, while multiplying your faith.Christ may seem hidden in our darkness... Click To Tweet
Christ is our faithful guide, and as He progressively makes known His mysteries, we will discover the eternal weight of glory attached to them; and thank Him for the privilege of getting to know Him in darkness. Let’s allow the Holy Spirit to move us, and nothing else. “I am not moved by what I see. I am not moved by what I feel. I am moved only by what I believe,” Smith Wigglesworth.