“I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness.” Isaiah 45:3 NLT
We spend our whole life asking why, and God responds to us by telling us who.
Psalms: 23 tells us that David goes from talking about God, “The Lord is my Shepherd,” to talking with Him, “Thou art with me.” I believe David learned that no matter how dark it gets the Lord is always there to take us to the destination He has for us. He realized that its much better to walk through the valley with God than it is to stand on the mountain without Him. God promises in Isaiah 43:2, “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee”. When you feel like you’re in the deep end, hold tight to the promises of God! Even Job had questions, but he understood the difference between reason and relationship, and because of it he told God, “I…heard about you before, but now I have seen you” (Job 42:5 TLB). Sometimes you can’t discover a reason, so you just have to trust the relationship, always remembering that God will never fail you.
You may have always thought that darkness is a work of the enemy. In all actuality, it is one of Gods greatest teaching tools. In Mark 6:48-51 NKJV it says: “About the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea…And when they saw Him…they were greatly amazed…beyond measure, and marveled”. You will learn the most about the Lord when you go through storms with Him. The Psalmist said it best when he said, “To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you” Psalms 139:12 NLT. So stop running from your problems, ask God to enhance your night vision, ask Him to show you “the treasures of darkness…hidden in secret places” (NRS).