“At times God puts us through the discipline of darkness to teach us to heed Him. Song birds are taught to sing in the dark, and we are put into the shadow of God’s hand until we learn to hear Him…Watch where God puts you into darkness, and when you are there keep your mouth shut. Are you in the dark just now in your circumstances, or in your life with God? Then remain quiet…When you are in the dark, listen, and God will give you a very precious message for someone else when you get into the light.”
― Oswald Chambers
Lord, teach me to lean on you when I’m in a dark place. Give me ears to hear what you long to teach me. Teach me to use my hands and feet to do your bidding, and to use my mouth to tell your story. May I hear the message you want me to share, and may I have the means and the courage to share it.