The Long Night
“This message came to me concerning Edom: Someone from Edom keeps calling to me, ‘Watchman, how much longer until morning? When will the night be over?’” Isaiah 21:11
Have you ever experienced a set of circumstances so difficult that they seemed to last forever? Maybe you’re there now. You feel as though nothing will ever change, or that you’ll never escape the dark night you’re facing.
Perhaps you feel like Job felt as recorded in Job 7:4, “Lying in bed, I think, ‘When will it be morning?’ But the night drags on, and I toss till dawn.”
Often the mistake we make when we encounter difficult circumstances is that we give up too soon. Because we have a lack of faith, we tend to throw in the towel too early. Our desire is to see results with our own eyes, and when we can’t see, we assume nothing will ever change or get better—forgetting that all the while, God is working behind the scenes.
Romans 8:28 tells us, “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”
Remember today how much God loves you, sees you, and is busy doing things that we don’t see every day.
Hold on, my friend. It is always darkest before the dawn. Ecclesiastes 11:7 says, “Light is sweet; how pleasant to see a new day dawning.”
“For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning” (Psalm 30:5).
May you find rest in Him, and may this be the best night you've ever had in your life.