The Dark and The Day
"I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting." Isaiah 50:6
Isaiah prophesied that even Jesus would face injustices and be afflicted by them. In fact, Jesus was more unjustly treated. Isaiah 52:14 says, He was disfigured and marred beyond human likeness. Ok so not as bad as Jesus, but we may feel beaten, mocked and spit on. However, we can, like Jesus, set our face like a flint and keep going. "
…The Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced. …I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame." Isaiah 50:7
Jesus knew God was with Him and would help Him. This was why, in spite of the injustices done to Him, He would not be put to shame. Now, Jesus is our High Priest who knows what we are going through and will help us. With our injustices, we need to trust that Jesus will get us…
THROUGH THE Dark…
"I will make your forehead like the hardest stone, harder than flint. Do not be afraid of them or terrified by them…" Ezekiel 3:9
Darkness (despair to depression) can come at various times. Usually in the face of bad news. Typically, we hear something that sends waves of worries and fears over our minds. This is when we go to bad places mentally, imagining the worst. Jesus said in John 14:1-2, 'Do not let your hearts be troubled'. The reason is, he is preparing a place for us. God also wants to give us a hard head that is able to withstand the onslaught of negative thoughts. If we open His word, He will fortify our thinking with faith.
…AND THROUGH THE DAY.
"…The Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end." Isaiah 60:20
Because of our injustices, we need recovery, and the daily grind of it can be overwhelming. So we must take life step by step, day by day. If we get ahead of ourselves we can fall or fail to fatigue. This is the goal of Satan and his purpose for our injustices - to get us to quit. But God promises to be our strength for all of our days, and His light - the end of our dark days of sorrow.