Have you ever stood outside and just gazed into the twilight? Have you ever noticed the awe-inspiring beauty of the dim rays of light that illuminate the sky? It's not quite dark, and it's not quite light... the sun hasn't fully set, nor has it risen. Twilight falls somewhere between dusk and dawn... the in-between-time.
I talked to you yesterday about a road in the wilderness... that time of
ambiguity and uncertainty when you know God is up to something, but
you're not sure what it is. I also like to call this the "twilight season"
when you're enduring your own personal in-between time. Although the road isn't completely darkened, things aren't as clear as you want them to be.
Oh, but I want to encourage you once again... don't be discouraged. When morning comes--and it will--you'll look back on this season and thank God for what you had to go through. You'll realize that it was all done to prepare you to walk right into your set place.
So, while you're in the midst of your "meantime"... the in-between-time... the twilight... don't lose hope. Don't lose faith. Don't think you're all alone. You're not by yourself; there's someone else that has been where you are, and they can tell you, "Don't fret, you're gonna make it!" Most importantly, God is with you.
Of course, we all would like things to be perfect. But life doesn't work that way. No matter who you are, where you're from, and what your station in life is, there is at least one area you need God to work in. We never stop needing Him to intervene. If it's not financial, it may be emotional. If it's not emotional, it may be physical. If it's not physical, it may be mental. But whatever it is, God can carry you through your twilight and into your morning!
As I said earlier, your morning is going to come, no doubt about it. So why not praise God in advance for bringing you out? When you come out, you'll be better for having gone through this. I know you might not see that right now; after all, when we endure hardship most of us can only think about how unfair, difficult, and frustrating our situation is. But if God can get us to stop focusing on our right now, and begin seeing the wonderful blessings He has in store for us, we would experience peace and joy even in the midst of the storm.
Today, I want you to take time to thank God for your morning. I don't care how dark it looks right now, know this: "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning" (Psalm 30:5 KJV).
As always, thanks for reading, and until next time... may you be empowered to prosper!