Life has its share of dark times, times that cover you with darkness after disappointments, grave losses, and times of deepest grief. Every life experiences those dark times that become dark nights of the soul.
It is our choice how we will deal with the darkness. We can let it paralyze us, letting our hearts be filled with fear at taking even one step forward. We can sit in the darkness and let it consume us in its deep down nothingness. Or we can marvel in its mystery, rest in its silence, and dream of catching a glimpse of the next ray of light.
Only in the darkness can we see the stars and only on the darkest night can we remember that God has painted the sky with stars to guide our way.
Lift up your eyes on high and see:
who created the stars?
He who brings out their host by number,
calling them all by name;
by the greatness of his might,
and because he is strong in power
not one is missing. Isaiah 40:26
When you find yourself in darkness, wait with patience and hope. The stars will come out to light your way. Only in the darkest, most intense darkness will we see the sky painted with the brightest stars.