“Light is sweet and it pleases the eyes to see the sun.” Ecclesiastes 11:7.
Oh, how we love the light after the bleak and after the dreary! When skies are clouded with grey, oh yes, how we love the light then! Oh, how we cherish the rays of the sun when they win and fight their way through tough clouds and how we remember those rays of sunlight with favor in the storms and in the darkness of our lives. Yeah, in those desperately, dark days sometimes we just want to throw in the towel and cease to run and forget to stand, don’t we?
Yeah, those just ‘give up” kind of days where we, for some reason, just can’t even stand on the promises of God! Some days and some seasons, It’s difficult to stand for the Truth, to stand for what’s right, to stand for the Light, or to stand for anything at all, isn’t it? No light, no sun, no hope, no motivation, and who cares anyway? Just give it all up and dissipate into oblivion. It seems so much easier and safer that way!
Beautiful soul, are you ‘standing’ strong still, or has uninvited trouble sideswiped you off stance, off course, run you off-track, and mislead you out of whack? Has your world spiraled downward with all manner of distractions, and taken you along for the plummet? Yes, even when the sun shines and the days are good, we don’t see the light of it always, because too much stuff is in the way of our belief and too much dark covers our insight and blinds our pathway.
They have eyes, but they see not, ears, but they hear not” Jeremiah 5: 21.
We cringe, we fear, we recoil and withdraw because even in the sunlight the mind is bleak and dreary some days. Well you and I and we and us ~ When we can’t find the sun, it’s crucial that we look to the Son and the Savior to find His love gracing us even in the dark. Find His care watching over us, even in the night. Find His awesome grace sustaining us over the hard places and the difficult challenges. Find the Truth in His Word to light our way and His protection to guard our minds, our hearts, and our souls.
Yeah, in the dark, when the sun isn’t shining for the time, we must seek Him, find Him and follow Him! We dare not wait for life to be perfect and light before we determine to see the sweet, sweet light of Jesus’ face in the inclement weather of life itself.
The writer of Ecclesiastes wisely states in 11: 4,
“Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.”
We truly have a need to look beyond the cloud and see the Son even in our darkest hour because when we see the Son, the sun will shine again, and once again hope will rise up within our souls.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119: 105
This is an updated edition of a post originally published on Charis Kay Publishing