And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them. They are turned back and utterly put to shame, who trust in carved idols, who say to metal images, “You are our gods.” Isaiah 42:16-17
At times your situation is dire. You blindly follow unknown paths and stumble in the dark. That’s when you’ll make anything into a “god” if it will numb the fear and pain. But God will not compete with idols. Look what God promises: He will lead, guide, turn darkness into light, and make rough places into level ground. Hang onto the real God and his real promises in your real pain.
Ponder: Where have you trusted in anything other than God (an idol) to relieve your dark situation?
Praise: God will not forsake you. He will turn the darkness before you into light.
Artist: Pam Truitt, “She Is”