We need to walk through the dark in order to fully see the light. There was a time when I couldn't see the beauty in the valleys of life. It’s easy to see the beauty in the mountains, the triumphs, the blue skies and sunshine; yet, we often miss the glory that can be found in our darker days.
I have seen that through every valley God has drawn me closer to Him. I need these days; perhaps more than I need the joyous ones. I must be reminded of how much I need Him. I need to be reminded that His abundant mercy and grace are never ending. It is during the trials that I see that He is bigger than anything I am going through. It is through the struggles, that I realize that I cannot do life on my own.
When everything is going right in life, there is a real tendency to rely on myself. There is a tendency to forget who is in control. It is during the trials of life that I seek time to pause, time to search within. There is something so metamorphic that takes place in the dark days, weeks, or months. Yes, we need to walk through the dark in order to fully see the light. John 1:5 speaks such beautiful truth, “the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”