“Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the voice of his servant? Let him who walks in darkness and has no light trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.” –Isaiah 50:10
The old darkness tries to hem us in on every side. Sin likes the darkness. It has always liked a good game of hide and go seek. The war that darkness wages on you will only continue. The devil has no plans of letting up or backing down. He has come for you and he will trip you in the darkness. We are reminded of the Christmas Gospel, John 1, as we enter into Holy Week. The one who dies on the cross is the light of the world and the darkness can not comprehend it. (BTW, the last plague in Egypt before the death of the first born was darkness. And then the first born died. Right before the First Born of God the Father dies, there is darkness over all the earth and then the First Born dies.) The Holy Spirit has called us out of the dark tomb of our sin and into the marvelous light of Jesus. He dies that you can see. He dies that you would live. He dies and lives again to live with you. When the darkness gets deep and the weight of this life is heavy, trust in the name of the Lord for he is the light for your path. The darkness can never overcome it.