“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there. If I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”
Psalm 139:7-10, NIV

In this dark age, things can be so obscured by the secular winds of life and its problems that it looks as if Jesus has forgotten us, but He has not. Wherever we go, our Lord is there, and He knows all the details of our circumstance. When we are going through dark trials, it is easy to think He has forgotten us. But He is aware of it all. He knows when a sparrow falls to the ground, and He certainly knows the difficulties we are experiencing.

Christ saw the disciples toiling and rowing helplessly, and yet He delayed coming to them. Why did He delay? We cannot say for sure, but there is a hint in the story of Lazarus, Mary and Martha in John 11. Perhaps God wants to take His children to the very end of their strength, so they would rely fully on Him. We cannot always know why God waits, but He is never late. He cares for us and will never abandon us. He has complete authority over the storms of life.

Christ came to the disciples during the darkest part of the night (between 3:00 and 6:00AM), when they were exhausted, miserable, tired, and wondering if they were going to survive. It is precisely at this point that He comes to us.

QUESTION: Has there been a time when Jesus came to you in the dark of the night, when you had been struggling, and were fearful and uncertain of what was going to happen? You may know Christ, but you will never know Him deeply until He comes to you in the midst of the trials of life.