The Dark Before the Dawn

I’ve been waiting for the sun
To come blazing up out of the night like a bullet from a gun
Till every shadow is scattered, every dragon’s on the run.
I believe that the light is going to come
And this is the dark before the dawn.

In our virus-stricken world, there is so much uncertainty. The world is changing at such a rapid pace. I might be working tomorrow, or I might get my hours cut. I really don’t know. I want to plan for college savings, but I just don’t know how to get the money.

Into all of this uncertainty comes the King. We have a hope that is eternal. This world is not my home; I’m just a-passin’ through.” I don’t have to worry about the situation here on earth, because this is not where real worth is. This is not my true place.

So I’m waiting for the King
To come galloping out of the clouds while the angel armies sing
He’s gonna gather His people in the shadow of His wings
And I’m gonna raise my voice with the song of the redeemed
Cause all this darkness is a small and passing thing

Yes, the stock market is rolling like a wave. Yes, the leaders of our country are trying to contain a viral outbreak of a potentially fatal disease. But if God can spin worlds into existence through His voice, don’t you think He can handle our small difficulties?

And when he comes out of the clouds to bring us back, we’ll forget our troubles here.

This is the storm before the calm
This is the pain before the balm
This is the cold before the warm
These are the tears before the song.

(All poetry is taken from Andrew Peterson’s song: The Dark Before the Dawn”. It is on one of my favorite music albums: The Burning Edge of Dawn. Highly recommended.)

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About Me

I'm a high school student, a teen, who seeks to follow God with everything he has. I've got so many questions and so often I feel like I'm hitting a wall in my beliefs, my actions, and my creativity. And that's OK.

Being surrendered is more of a process than a destination. I'm not perfect by any means, and I struggle a lot. But the daily act of "presenting my body as a living sacrifice," fully surrendered to the will of my King, is what will get me through.