“I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden wealth of secret places…” Isaiah 45:3
Take an inventory of what you’ve lost, what’s been stolen even what you gave away. Chunks of your love, your heart, resources you’ve invested only to find yourself sometimes empty. Perhaps you’re in a place of regret, wishing you hadn’t done this or that; wishing you hadn’t loved this one or that one, taken that job, spent that money. Regret is a dark place and it really doesn’t matter what caused it, the pain of regret is the same and brings many emotions with it.
God knows. He is well aware of all you’ve given through love and sacrifice. He knows you made the best decision possible with what you had to go on; He also knows the times you knew it wasn’t in your best interest (or the interest of others) but you did it anyway. He knows the times you stepped out in blind faith and the times you dove head first without thinking. He knows every tear you’ve cried and the people and reasons behind it.
Walk into a completely dark room with no light source and we become disoriented. Even though it’s a familiar place, the darkness changes everything doesn’t it? We may stumble over something that has been in place for years; we forget what’s in there and where it is. The same is true for spiritual darkness. When the light and hope are stolen we find ourselves in complete darkness and forget what we have…WHO we have right at our fingertips.
Rest assured, God will use it all to bring about a fresh revelation of who He is and the personal love He has for you. Even though you can’t see it, feel it or touch it…you may not even believe it or believe in Him right now; even that doesn’t matter. He is. He’s there, He loves you and He’s aware. Trust Him to bring the treasure out of the darkness. Know that even if you’ve asked for darkness He is bringing the light to your situation. He IS the light; He is the goodness that will come from the places of despair.
Some of the recurrent themes in our lives are tragedy, heartache, brokenness, and we often find ourselves asking why. God answers in this verse: “So that you may know that it is I, the LORD, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.” (Isaiah 45:3b).
The darkness can’t be dark because He’s there and He will bring treasures from it. Believe it. Will you?