It is said that there is always light at the end of the tunnel. This statement suggests that if you can proceed to the end of the tunnel, you will see Light. What is missing from the statement is the duration or length of time one has to stay or navigate through the tunnel.
How long do you have to remain in the dark?
Dark moments could be season of tumultuous, where you seem to be overwhelmed at every turn. It could also be foggy season where visibility into your future isn’t clear. Or crisis seasons.
Dark moments could come natural(ly) or artificial(ly). That is when they just happen…like ailment, pandemic, etc or when people (your enemies) conspire to mess you up. The truth is that you will experience some time in the tunnel, not once but many.
However, the length of time you spend in the dark depends on your attitude or how you react towards the situation. If you choose to be negative, worry, and complain, you prolong your days. On the other hand, if you choose to be prayerful, joyous, hopeful, give thanks and praise the Lord, sudden light appears.
I want to focus more on the latter because we are not exempted from troubles. They will come. In other words, if you are not in some form of trouble, then you are probably approaching one, or you just got out of one.
In Psalm 50:15 (NET) the scripture says “Pray to me when you are in trouble. I will deliver you, and you will honor me” emphasis added. Notice when, not if. That means the day of trouble will not elude you.
Here is the point;
When you find yourself in the tunnel (trouble), you can do 3 things to get to SEE Light sooner: PRAY, PRAISE, and THANKSGIVING.
- The bible says that the earnest prayer of the righteous makes tremendous power available (James 5:16). This was seen in Acts 12 when the church prayed for Peter. Peter was in the tunnel with no hope of seeing the Light. But when the Church prayed, God answered and an angel was sent to deliver him. Prayer works.
- Praising God in the midst of trouble isn’t something you would want to do because it’s easy blame God for the problem in the first place. But when we Praise like Paul and Silas did (Acts 16), every chain will break and iron gate opened. There is something extraordinary about praise; it absorbs you into the supernatural and your heart is suddenly filled with joy. Most importantly, it triggers the Glory of God to descend. Paul and Silas had an option to blame God for being punished doing God’s work but they prayed and sang hymns…praising God.
- Giving thanks is an attitude of gratitude. That’s thanking God for what He did in the past, what He has done in the present, and what He would do in the Future. As you do this cheerfully, God will show forth mightily.
In summary, there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Inasmuch as you don’t know how long you would stay in the tunnel, the good news is that you can shorten the duration of your stay through Prayer, Praise, and Thanksgiving. It’s sad that some people don’t live long to see the light. But in your case, there will be SUDDEN Light in the Dark as you Pray, Praise, and Give Thanks. Amen