Don't Curse the Darkness


In Genesis 1:2 it says that the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. In verse 3 it says, Then God said, “Let there be light!” – and there was light.

In the darkness we have an opportunity to shine!

When God looked out and saw darkness, He said, “Light Be!”

There are various kinds of darkness which we can encounter in our lives – natural darkness and spiritual darkness – physical, emotional, or psychological darkness. Regardless of the kind of darkness, the anecdote is light.

The famous quotation by Eleanor Roosevelt, “Don’t curse the darkness, light a candle” stands as a reminder to us of what our position should be when we encounter darkness. It expresses the Biblical message of Jesus “You are the light of the world.” Therefore, God’s message to us is, “in times of darkness, speak light into existence.”

God has many candles in the earth today, because we read in Proverbs 20:27, “the spirit of man is the candle of the Lord.” He says to us, “don’t be afraid of the darkness – instead, speak light.”

How can we do that?

Be the solution – bring clarity.

Be imitators of God as it says in Ephesians 5:1.

Brothers and sisters, Let us command light, let us command revelation, command knowledge, give inspiration, provide answers!

In addition, be very mindful not to curse the darkness on a personal level.

Learn from the darkness: ask yourself, “is there anything lacking in my life?”

Invite God into the darkness with you. He’ll either pull you out, or He’ll stay right there with you.

Invite God into your situation. Do not stand there and wonder where He is. Invite Him.

He is the same God of the Old Testament. He works in different ways with different situations and people. He brought Jonah out of the whale, but He went into the fiery furnace with the Hebrew boys.

Invite Him into your situation. Invite Him. He does not come in without an invitation. Invite Him.

Invite Him into your darkness. Don’t curse the darkness!

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