Believe that the night is as useful as the day.
~ Charles Spurgeon
God spoke light into being, but here, on Earth, darkness still remains. It was not that God’s light was not enough to overpower the darkness, but that He allowed the darkness to remain.
As the world turns in an endless cycle of light and dark, our lives do as well. We rejoice in the light and we mourn in the dark praying for the light to return. But what if, like the earth, God intends for us to also go through times of darkness. It is not that God creates the darkness, but, like Job, He allows us to experience it.
It is not what we do in the light that defines us, but how we come through the dark. Like Spurgeon, do we believe that the night, as miserable as it may be, can be as useful as the day?