If I say, "Surely the darkness shall fall on me," Even the night shall be light about me; Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You. - Psalm 139v11-12
Tonight is the first night since the middle of May that we are going to have any real darkness. We have had various versions of twilight, but no real darkness. As the weeks go on now it will only get darker and darker until real darkness sets in about 5.00 in the afternoon and lasts until about 8.00 in the morning.
Though I like the dark nights for sleeping it is harder to get things done in the darkness. Some folks get really depressed by darkness. It is harder to find your way in the dark. Darkness can cause frustration and confusion.
In one way darkness can be hard to deal with. Sometimes we have to deal with times of emotional darkness. If we aren't careful during those times we can get so desperate that we forget that God is with us right in the midst of that darkness. He is there is the joy of a bright morning and the moments of the greatest darkness. It makes no difference to Him. The darkness that so confuses and befuddles us means nothing to Him. He sees the way through.
Praise God that the darkest night is no different that the brightest light to God. He has it covered!