I’m writing today to my friends who may wonder where God is when you suffer disappointment or loss. You may imagine that a political upset or a lost job or some other matter of critical importance, means that you’re alone. You may see yourself as walking in the darkness, uncertain as to where the light will be up ahead.  I understand those feelings because I have them myself at times, but I want to offer you one thought that may provide some consolation, some comfort for your spirit and it’s this:

But even the darkness is not dark to you. The night is as light as the day; darkness and light are the same to you.

            Psalm 139:12, NCV

God sees just as clearly in the darkness as he does in the light.  He does not trip over the obstacles that we so often build, the ones that get in the way of our being able to feel his presence or recognize his hand at work.  We see the darkness and we wonder what to do.  He sees only the light and always knows what to do.  Darkness and light are both the same to him.

Whatever your feelings may be about the outcome of this election or about the direction or turn your life has taken, imagine this.  Imagine that God sees you exactly where you are.  He loves you exactly where you are and no matter what you may think, he does not shy away at any point from wanting to embrace you and bless your life.  There is no authority under heaven that will be able to remain in darkness; he will be sure that each one, any person in leadership anywhere on this planet will have to come into the light.  He will be sure that all of His children will be safe in his hand.

He promised us long ago when he said, “I will be with you always; even to the end of the age.”

So, I embrace you today and remind you that you are being held up to the light wherever you are and that the details of your life matter.  Nothing will be lost in the darkness, for with God, there is no darkness at all.

I send my love to each of you today.  May you draw even closer to the light.