Robert Griffith | 22 April 2024
Robert Griffith
22 April 2024

 

Isaiah 50:10  “If you are walking in darkness, without a ray of light, trust in the Lord and rely on your God.” 

We have all been in that position at some point in our lives. It is possible that you are currently in the dark. When you are walking in darkness, you are unable to see where you are going. It’s possible that you have no idea where you even are! When we are in the dark, we also frequently suffer from fears and doubts. The situation is confusing, and we don’t know what to do.

I can’t help but wonder if the disciples felt the same way in the upper room as they came around and waited for the promise that Jesus had made before He left them. They were instructed to wait by Him. Jesus didn’t specify how long it would be. For a while, it would have been simple to survive out of the elation that the resurrection brought. Without a doubt, they would have relived the feelings they had when they saw Jesus standing in their midst following His death and burial.

While they were following Jesus for three years, they undoubtedly reflected on the many positive experiences they had shared with one another. However, as they continued to wait, the days started to pass by. There was no public announcement of a new revelation, no miracles, and no demonstrations of power Jesus. In the span of ten days, God did not make any sound at all.

What steps do you take when God does not speak? There are times in each of our lives when we are forced to go into the shadows. That is something that Israel would also go through.  The prophet Isaiah provided them with sound advice for such times, which can be helpful to you and me when we find ourselves in a situation where we are in the dark. “If you are walking in darkness … trust in the Lord.”

As we walk by faith and not by sight, God will frequently use the darkness to strengthen our faith in order to accomplish His will. For it is in the gloom that we acquire the ability to put our faith in the Lord and to rely on our God. But how exactly do you go about doing that?

Remember God’s Word whenever you find yourself confused about what God is doing or what it appears that God is not doing.  In Psalm 119:105 we are reminded, “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

God’s Word is like a flashlight when the power goes off. It provides the light we need for the next step. We may not see the destination, but we can see what is right before us and have confidence that God has not abandoned us. His Word assures us that our faith will not go unrewarded.  Dr. Bob Jones, Sr. said it well, “Never doubt in the dark what God has told you in the light.” What has God told you? Trust in His Word as a foundation for your faith and rely on Him. There is no doubt that He will deliver!

After waiting for ten days, the disciples realised everything that Jesus had promised them they would experience. Don’t give up hope. I have faith that God will fulfil all of His promises and come through for you completely!