Weekly Message: It’s always darkest before the dawn

“God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn. The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.”Psalm 46:5-6

We used to sing a song during my youth fellowship days, “It’s always darkest before the dawn”. It did not make much sense to me then until I attended a camp in the jungle near Telipok. I was on night watch taking the last slot just before day break. Though the night saw clear and starry sky, as day break is approaching, the light that comes from the stars suddenly dimmed and disappeared while the sun has not come up yet. It was for a moment, a sense of uncertainty and darkness came over me. It was then that I remembered that song that speaks encouragement to those who are waiting for God’s light to shine into their circumstance.

Our God is ever ready to come to the rescue of His people at our bidding. The prayers and intercession of the saints for this nation and the nations of the world have certainly not fallen on deaf ears. Our God is not deaf. He is our very present help in times of need because He is, as the Psalmist says, in the midst of His people. But just as the moment before dawn breaks appears to be the darkest hour, so will the hour before God’s deliverance and His breakthrough come to us.

Amidst the shakings – in nature, politics, socio-economy and spiritual, it may seems that things are getting from bad to worse. Do not be discouraged. Keep fixing our eyes on Jesus. Keep pressing in. Do not give up praying. Do not shrink back in spiritual warfare. God will surely help us, “just at the break of the dawn”. Be encouraged and let us persevere in fervent prayers.