It is better to walk in the dark with God
than to walk alone in the light. (1)
How can you be in the dark with God when Jesus said, “I am the light of the world and whoever follows with me walks in the light.” (John 8:12)
God’s light dispels the darkness of the world! The world’s light seems bright when it stands alone, yet it is a nothing more than a dim shadow at dusk when compared to God’s light.
Light and dark are antonymic symbols representative of goodness and evil, hope and despair, God and godlessness.
To walk in darkness means we are living in despair, trepidation, and fear in the presence of evil. We have all lived through seasons of darkness frightened and alone longing for God’s companionship.
To cope we often will flea the presence of God under the false impression that living in the dim light of the world’s way and wisdom if the better place to be.
The world’s wisdom is a false-positive. It looks like the answer. Others will tout its powers to us as the way of truth and light. Yet, in time the world’s way only leas us into deeper darkness.
The world’s light is temporal and leads us downward into greater darkness, rather than upwards to Him who is the light of the world.
Children cling to parents when they are afraid. They instinctively know that is is better to remain with the one who loves you when in difficulty. The one who loves you will protect you from all evil.
It is only when we remain with God during difficulties that we realize the blessed truth of Psalm 23:4-5
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for God is with me;
His rod and His staff, they comfort me.
He prepares a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
He anoints my head with oil; my cup overflows.
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Reimann, Jim; Cowman, Mrs. Charles E. (2008-09-02). Streams in the Desert: 366 Daily Devotional Readings (p. 135). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.