When God descended on the mountain to communicate with Israel in the wilderness, Exodus 20:21 says, “And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.” The people didn’t have confidence in their leader, but Moses did. If we are honest, we’re more like the people than Moses.
We don’t like the dark. We much prefer situations in our lives that give us more control. We like conditions that allow us to see the familiar. But faith grows best in the dark. Those situations that we’d like to avoid, those unknowns that cause our heartrates to pick up speed are invitations into God’s presence, but only by faith can we step into those shadowy places. Once we are there, we, like Moses, experience the light. It was after he entered the darkness that he was given the Law and the tabernacle plan that revealed God to His people. These Heavenly dictations were types and shadows that would later be fulfilled in Jesus, the Savior, who Himself would be Light born in the dark. It is when we choose to walk into darkness through faith that we gain a fresh revelation of God. We close the distance, stand boldly, and walk with confidence because we know the One leading us can be fully trusted.
Tip/Tidbit: How does certainty in God make a difference in facing life’s challenges or the daunting unknown in your life?