If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,” Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You. (Psalm 139:11-12)

King David experienced times of darkness when it seemed the light of hope would never shine again. He was attacked by enemies and betrayed by friends. He hid in the wilderness for years in fear for his life. But perhaps the darkness was worst in the hour of the night after he had committed adultery with Bathsheba and covered it up by having her husband, Uriah, killed (see 2 Samuel 11:1-17)

At some time in our lives, virtually all of us suffer periods of pitch-black spiritual darkness. We can’t see and were sure nobody else cant sees either. We feel hopeless and worse, we’re afraid we’ll always feel this way. In the depth of King Davids’s predicament, God gave him a fresh insight. King David may not see any light but God sees just as clearly in our darkness as He sees in the light. This realization gave King David new hope. He didn’t have to see light as long as he was convinced that the God of love and strength could see clearly.

When we are in the pit of darkness, without sight and without hope, we can be sure that God is never sightless. He sees us in the dark, and He sees a solution to our problem even when we can’t see it. In that, we can be confident.