I’ve always thought that I could get through just about anything if the Lord would tell me what was going to do. I absolutely believe that “all things work together for good” in the end (Rom. 8:28), but I’d do a lot better in dark times if I knew exactly what the “good” would look like.

But God usually doesn’t show us where He is taking us. He just asks us to trust Him. It’s like driving a car at night. Our headlights never shine all the way to our destination; they illuminate only about 160 feet ahead. But that doesn’t deter us from moving forward. We trust our headlights. And we trust that beyond the 160 feet, there is road.  All we really need is enough light to keep moving forward.

God’s Word is like headlights in dark times. It is full of promises we need to keep us from driving our lives into the ditch of bitterness and despair. His Word promises that He will never leave us nor forsake us (Heb. 13:5). His Word assures us that He knows the plans He has for us, plans for peace and not for evil, to give us “an expected end” (Jer. 29:11).

When you feel like you are driving in the dark, remember God’s word is your headlights.  Trust the promises of God.