In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
We sometimes find ourselves with darkness upon the face of our deep. This dark feeling of hopelessness comes rolling in upon us as if we are never going to get anywhere and as if our situation will never change. Well that’s exactly the condition the earth was in when God said let there be light.
The word darkness as used in Genesis 1:2 means misery and adversity. It is also used to describe a dark place such as Hades or an underground prison. It certainly describes our emotions at times. This is the condition the earth was in when God said let there be light.
It is in this condition that we are a perfect candidate for the Spirit of God to begin to move upon. When we feel this darkness upon the face of our deep it is like a nesting place for the Spirit of God. If we submit to God’s will and plan in the darkness, the Spirit of God will begin to move upon the face of our waters. It was in exactly this condition that God said, “Let there be light.”
The awesome thing is, when God said let there be light, there was light! It didn’t matter how dark the night was, when God said let there be light, there was light!
It is easy to submit to God and follow Him in the day when I can see and understand what He is doing and which way He is going. It’s an entirely different experience in the dark when I must simply trust and obey. The real test of our relationship with the Lord is not in the day when everything is clear and smooth sailing but in the night when it’s not so clear and there is a storm on the face of the waters.
It is not the end of the world when darkness is upon the face of the deep. It is a nest for the Spirit of God to rest upon. And if I embrace the Spirit of God when darkness is upon the face of the deep, I can count on a new creative work beginning in my life.
When God says let there be light, there will be light and nothing or no one can stop that!