As Christians we all face difficult times. We all face times of uncertainty. We all face tough times. And if you haven’t yet then consider yourself special; however, if you keep living you will face some times where you won’t know what to do, or who to turn to. You won’t know whether to laugh or cry, you won’t know whether to run on for the Lord or stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, it would even seem that those who you thought could help you won’t be able to. Well consider yourself to be in a night season.
Thus, a night season can be some of the most difficult times of your life. King David spoke about such a season when he said “I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons (Psalm 16:7).” Thus, David understood that getting into the presence of God while things were good, reading and studying God’s word while it was day, even praying while things were going fairly well for him would place the word, presence and power of God in his heart to supply him with what he needed to make it through the night seasons of his life.
Hence, we all should be getting into the presence of God while it is day (while things are okay) because if you keep living night time will come. It’s not a matter of if, but when it will come and we must prepare our reins (heart) to be able to stand during difficult times. That’s why David was able to say “yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for though art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me (Psalms 23:4-5).” Let us prepare our hearts as well for night seasons, because none of us are immune to them.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason