In the darkness of night there is opportunity for thoughts to overtake us that leave us feeling afraid. Fears tend to be greater in the night, thoughts that flea with the light of day seem to be so much more threatening while darkness prevails around us.
God has commanded us to not be afraid, to not be dismayed. He has promised to be there to give us courage and strength in those moments when we find ourselves in the midst of an ever threatening darkness.
Deuteronomy 31:8 “And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.”
Joshua 1:9 “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
He goes before us, ensuring our safety; even in the midst of great darkness, He is there with us. He is our strength when we feel alone. Regardless what we might face, what darkness that might attempt to hold us in its grasp, our God is so much bigger. He stands ready to make a way, to clear a path before us, protecting us.
Isaiah 41:10 “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Be not afraid, even when the night is dark.