{ Day 328 }

Who among you fears the Lord? Who obeys the voice of His Servant? Who walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord and rely upon his God. —Isaiah 50:10, NKJV

Isaiah 50 describes the person who walks in the fear of the Lord. Part of the process of spiritual maturity is coming to the edge of our understanding, then walking on ahead without knowing what will happen next. God sometimes calls us, as He called Peter, to walk on water—to proceed in faith, but with uncertainty. Walking in darkness as it is used here doesn't refer to moral darkness that comes from sin or demonic oppression. It simply means walking in unknown territory without clear light and reassuring direction. God's silence forces us to grow in our confidence in Him as a person while we walk through the darkness, lacking a sense of direction. We eventually realize He was nearby all along. In this way, we develop our own personal history with God.


Give me the courage, Father, to walk with You in blind faith, even when I do not understand Your plan and purpose. As long as I can sense Your presence in the darkness, I will confidently place my trust in You.

Do not manufacture an artificial light out
of your frustration with the darkness.

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