Faith Requires Darkness

Faith does not remove the darkness, it does just the opposite; it requires it. 

- Fr. Tadeusz Dajczer, The Gift of Faith

People have many descriptions about what it’s like to go through a divorce, likening it to falling down a well and not being able to get out, or wandering in the desert and never coming across an oasis. One of the most typical but powerful descriptions of this kind of suffering is likens it to wandering in a dark room with your hands patting the walls, trying to find the light switch so you can turn it on. But, you can’t find it. You can’t turn on the light.

This is why so many people beg God to tell them why He’s allowing this to happen to them. You can’t see a good reason for it and you can’t understand God’s way of doing things. But inevitably, when we come out the other end of the suffering is the time we begin to understand, even if it’s not a complete understanding.

It’s much easier to see God’s work in your life when you look back. You can’t always understand in the present. For this reason, you should never give up your hope in God. Although you may not understand what He is doing or why He is doing it, trust Him that in His love for you, He knows what He is doing and will bring you into the fullness of light if you hang in there and trust Him.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; (Proverbs 3:5).

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