When darkness looms over you as the blackness of night, there is hope. The storms may rage, but you still have peace. Our Savior is there, giving you comfort, and urging you to press on. Sorrow and brokenness can wrap you up in its clutches and take you deep into a pit. I’ve dealt with this in my lifetime, and felt that I might be slipping into it again, but this time I recognized who was luring me in, and rebuked him, and I pulled away from that thought. There is hope for a new day, even if your days seem like doom and gloom right now, there is a Light on the horizon, and hope for life beyond this realm. Seek the Lord with all your heart, know that you have a power within you that gives you the strength to rise up. Wield that power! Fight back against the power of darkness! Get up and put on your armor! Never let Satan beat you down! The battle belongs to you. You are a mighty warrior, but you don’t have to fight to win; you need only to be still, and know that God will fight for you.
For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian. For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:4-6