“Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings” (Psalm 63:7).
When the shadows fall our fears rise. Each of us must admit that there are enigmatic moments in life when we feel trapped by an enveloping darkness of unknown origins. Yet, we will one day we will learn that in those times the painful darkness was a mysterious gift that protected us from greater harm.
I have known those who have such faith. They are the ones who sing praises through the pain. They are “like them that dream” (Psalm 126:1). They are the happy fools who believe that “God is great” and “God is good.” These are the believers who sing doxologies in the darkness.
Lord, whose great gift of salvation was cloaked in the darkness of Calvary’s cross, give me faith to trust You in the shadows of my life, and to even believe those shadows are, miraculously, Your loving wings. In Jesus’ name. Amen.