Below is a word I shared 3 years ago today, but I feel it is as much for now as ever. Many have still been walking through a "dark night of the soul" season. Hold on, My child...weeping endures for the night, but joy comes in the morning!
⏩ I sense this is a word for many of you in this season, especially within the remnant~
You have walked through the "dark night" in this last season, and although you have prayed, declared and stood on His promises, instead of getting better, things have seemingly only gotten darker...so dark that, at times you can't even see the path in front of you.
You have felt alone in this dark night, as the intense battle rages around you! You have been close to quiting, simply because you didn't think you could take anymore...but you have fought on. Wearied from the battle, from the intense darkness and solitude of the season, yet you fought on. The fog has been so dense at times, that it was almost choking! At times it felt so dark, that you wondered if you will ever see light again! Will the fog ever lift? Will you ever feel the warmth of the beautiful sun again, hear the songs of the birds as they sing their praises in the fresh morning light?
There were some times of brokenness that you wanted to ask "Lord, where are you? It's so dark, I can't see you here!" Yet mostly, the deafening sound of the darkness that surrounds you, was all you could hear. There have been moments, where you heard His faint whisper letting you know He was there, and you were going to make it...but then the whisper was drowned out by the battle around you, drowned out by the heaviness of the darkness and fog.
Through all of this, He wants you to know, that He is there...right beside you. He has not left your side, but is gently guiding you with His hand, although many times you can't feel Him or hear Him there. He is guiding you through this dark night, and He will guide you back into the Sun again! You will feel the warm rays again, and feel the refreshing moment of knowing that morning has dawned, and the dark night is over! 🌄
I keep hearing this old gospel song in my spirit this morning, which happens to be the first song I ever remember singing as a child of three years old ~
Joy Comes In the Morning:
"Hold on, My Child, Hold on, My Child, Joy comes in the morning...weeping only last for the night;
Hold on My Child, Hold on My Child, Joy comes in the morning...the darkest hour means dawn is just in sight!"
For those who have been walking through the 'dark night of the soul' in this last season...don't give up, keep your faith, and hold on to His hand!
You have been going through an intense testing, a pruning season, and your armor is being proven! Your resolve is needing to be proven, your determination and willingness to trust Him, even in the darkest and worst of times. Are you truly able to carry the heavy mantle that He has called you to carry? You are being tested to see if you can. You are being proven and your faith is on trial. You are almost through this...hang on!
Every prophetic word that has ever been spoken over your life, will actually test you to see if you can withstand the weight of it! (Psalm 105:17) When you come through this, you will be stronger than ever, and you will be tempered like steel for the battles ahead. You will be ready to step into your destiny on a whole new level! You will be stronger within than you thought was possible, but you must keep your soft heart...you must allow Him to soften your heart, while still hardening your armor! Draw closer to Him, and come into His stillness where He can keep your heart tender and pliable. The testing time of this dark night is almost over...remember, the darkest hour means dawn is just in sight!! #HoldOnToHim #HesGotYou #HesWalkingYouOut #MorningIsComing #DawnIsJustInSight
"He sent a man before them - Joseph - who was sold as a slave. They hurt his feet with fetters, He was laid in irons. Until the time that his word came to pass, The word of the Lord tested him." ~ Psalms 105:17-19
"...Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning." ~Psalms 30:5b
Amanda Shiflett ~ Prophetic Reformer