At times God puts us through the discipline of darkness to teach us to take notice of Him, and we are put into the shadow of God’s hand until we learn to hear Him… Watch where God puts you into darkness, and when you are there be still. Are you in the dark just now in your circumstances, or in your life with God? Then remain quiet… When you are in the dark, listen, and God will give you a very precious message for someone else when you get into the light.
“If you have faith… nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20).
“Daughter, your faith has made you well” (Luke 8:48).
“If you believe, all things are possible to him who believes” (Mark 9:23).
“as you have believed so let it be done for you”(Matthew 8:13).
“According to your faith let it be to you” (Matthew 9:29).
Are you presently facing a fiery testing of your faith? Are you in the dark regarding circumstances in your life? One of the things that we find hardest to handle is the testing of our faith. It calls for too much internal struggle for us to come out on the other side. We want to know the answers. We want to see the light at the end of the tunnel far in advance. It is just too much of a challenge for us to go through a long testing of our faith and the discipline of darkness, yet God requires this of each one of us if we are to grow spiritually. The testing of our faith is so unpredictable. It throws us off guard. We have to muster up our courage and passionately seek God deep within if we are to make it through uncharted waters. We don’t like what we can’t see.
But God engineers and even brings us into the very thing that tests our faith. Why does He do this? What we rarely can comprehend at the start – especially of a life challenge – is that He permits this type of unrelenting trial for our good and benefit. He doesn’t intend to do us harm. He intends to bless us if we move closer rather than farther away.
If you are facing fiery trials, you are not alone. God is with you and can give you confidence in the middle of your trials. You are in the loving hands of the Almighty like a bow and arrow in the hands of an archer. He is aiming carefully at something that you cannot see. He is stretching, pulling and straining you into His purposes.
Have a wonderful day as you remain in faith and in His presence. Love you!