Darkness, being the mind's dark thoughts, is often a sanctuary when life crashes.
It can feel safe and allows us to feel that we have have some control, despite the fact that our life as we knew it, is over.
In darkness our life is a little less shocking while we fight to resurrect what we have lost.
In darkness, we attempt to create a path that will bring us back pre disaster.
This desire, to recreate, can be found in the book of Genesis.
When Adam and Eve sinned, they realized their nakedness while their first thought was to take control by covering their nakedness.
Of great significance in the situation is this. Adam and Eve's action was as shocking as what they failed to do.
Their lives were changed drastically and yet they tried to hide consequences via a leaf covering!
Eyes open but hearts closed, they tried to manage the disaster.
Often in life we may encounter this type of situation. We build a pleasant and supposedly successful life but in a moment it is stripped away. We either shun God or struggle to believe that He is present in our darkness.
Yet God's light shines in the darkness (John 1:5). it's in this place of darkness, where we let go of what once was, and we discover God's light.
We are loved by God in our mess. He is never shocked by the dark places that we go. He waits for us and does not fear this darkness in which we shelter. His love is ongoing.