Look on me and answer, Lord my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
and my foes will rejoice when I fall. Psalm 13:3-4
There are many situations in life where what we see is clouded by the troubles we face.
- For instance, we’ve all been in situations where the “ends didn’t meet” at the end of the month, your child was rushed to the emergency room, and your car broke down on the way there. You’re in a cloud of darkness and it’s difficult to see a way out.
- Or, you had to pick up your son from jail because he was caught smoking pot on school property with his buddies. After you get him home you find out he’s been skipping school and partying throughout the day. Your view of the world is clouded and dark; you can’t think straight.
- Or lastly, your mother is in the hospital and it doesn’t look good for her. You see her withering away and you’re helpless to do a thing about it. The darkness is palpable, and the tears just won’t stop.
In these three instances your darkness is real. Like King David, you cry out to God to give light again to your eyes because the darkness is profound and you really don’t have any other place to turn.
A few reading this may be experiencing these kinds of darknesses now while most of us aren’t..at the moment. But it’ll come, and when it does, we can brazenly call out to God to give us light in our eyes.