This is a periodic series with things I’m reading and pondering from Oswald Chambers. You can read the original seed thought here, or type “Thursdays With Oswald” in the search box to read more entries.
Thursdays With Oswald—Seeing The Light In The Darkness
Oh, the unspeakable benediction of the ‘treasures of darkness’! But for the night in the natural world we should know nothing of moon or stars, or of all the incommunicable thoughtfulness of the midnight. So spiritually it is not the days of sunshine and splendor and liberty and light that leave their lasting and indelible effect upon the soul but those nights of the Spirit in which, shadowed by God’s hand, hidden in the dark cleft of some rock in a weary land, He lets the splendors of the outskirts of Himself pass before our eyes. It is such moments as these that insulate the soul from all worldliness and keep it in an ‘other-worldliness’ while carrying on work for the Lord and communion with Him in this present evil world. ‘Even the darkness hideth not from Thee, but the night shineth as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to Thee’ [Psalm 139:12].
From The Place Of Help
I know from my life, there has been a ‘light’ God has revealed to me in some really, really dark places, that I wouldn’t have seen in any other way.
If your life is in a dark place right now, hang on to this: God sees you, God loves you, and God wants to show you something. Someday you will look back on this and be grateful for what God has revealed in the darkness.