For Thou wilt light my candle; the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.
2 Samuel 22:1-7, 12-18
When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid; 6 the sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me; 7 in my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.
12 And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.13 Through the brightness before him were coals of fire kindled.14 The Lord thundered from heaven, He sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of many waters; 18 he delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me.
2 Samuel 22:12
And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.
The REALITY Of Dark Days.
Dark days caused Jesus to feel FEAR
And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy;
Mark 14:33 Amp
…and began to be struck with terror and amazement…
Dark days caused Jesus to feel SADNESS
Mark 14:33 Amp
…and began to be struck with terror and amazement and deeply troubled and depressed.
34And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.
Mark 14:34 Amp
34And He said to them, My soul is exceedingly sad (overwhelmed with grief) so that it almost kills Me!…
7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, in that he feared.
Dark Days caused Jesus to feel DREAD
And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. 36And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.
Dark Days caused Jesus to feel Loneliness
Mark 14:37 & 40
37And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?
40And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither wist they what to answer him.
Dark Days caused Jesus to experience Betrayal
42Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand.
43And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves,…
Our REACTION To Dark Days
We need TO PRAY
And they came to an olive grove called Gethsemane, and Jesus said, “Sit here while I go and pray
We need PEOPLE
33He took Peter, James, and John with him,
We need PERSPECTIVE
36And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.
2 Samuel 22:18-20 MSG
He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me:
for they were too strong for me.19 They prevented me in the day of my calamity:
but the Lord was my stay. 20 He brought me forth also into a large place:
he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
He wrapped himself in a trench coat of black rain-cloud darkness.
But his cloud-brightness burst through, a grand comet of fireworks.
Then God thundered out of heaven; the High God gave a great shout.
God shot his arrows—pandemonium! He hurled his lightning’s—a rout!