He made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ.
Ephesians 1:9 (ESV)
Series Focus: “Let There Be Light”
Have you ever been confused about something—not able to comprehend a process or situation? As you gather information, still “in the dark,” your mind goes tilt trying to make sense of it all. Suddenly you experience an “A-HA!” moment, as revelation pours lightening fast through your mind. Processing the newfound truths, understanding expands as you experience light being shed on the situation at hand.
Many can recall like situations and identify with when “light” comes. The exhilaration of understanding thrusts through our being like blood coursing our veins. Heart pounding, eyes wide open, our countenance changes from befuddled to realization. But, how do we arrive at the place of such revolutionary revelation?
Like David expressed in Psalm 42:6-8, we can cry out to God, in the midst of our despair, hopelessness, darkness and confusion:
My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember You… Deep calls to deep in the roar of Your waterfalls; all Your waves and breakers have swept over me. By day the Lord directs His love, at night His song is with me—a prayer to the God of my life.
The “deep” in us can cry out to the “deep” in God—in the midst of any storm, in every moment of despair, as we wrestle in darkness and confusion. God is right there—with each of us—every single moment—to bring understanding, to provide comfort, to shed light. Job also encountered this and shared his experience, as recorded in Job 12:22:
He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings utter darkness into the light.
Jesus taught that truth will be made known to us as we seek Him, and the Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth. Paul, in his letters to the churches in Corinth, Ephesus and Colossae, wrote that the mysteries of the Kingdom of God, Christ in us, are made known to those who love God and believe upon Jesus.
Are you in a season of trial or despair? Do you feel as if you are groping in darkness, looking for answers? Turn to God. Ask Him to shed His Light upon you and the situation—that His truth be made known to you. Patiently wait as you worship, trust, and look unto Him—your faithful Lord who is with you always—the author and completer of your faith. He is your source, your comfort, and your hope. Let His light pierce the darkness and bring you to breakthrough!
Holding Fast to Hope,
Scripture References: Job 12:22; Psalm 42:7; Proverbs 2:6; Daniel 2:19-30; Jeremiah 33:3; Mark 4:22-23; John 16:13; 1 Corinthians 2:9-10; Ephesians 1:9; Colossians 1:26; Hebrews 13:5