THE RELIGION CORNER: Hold On, However Dark the Night!

Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. — 1st Thessalonian 5:5

In the movie “Idolmaker,” there is a song at the end of the movie that stirred my soul, titled “However Dark the Night.” The words: “It’s one of those nights, another one of those nights/ You can’t keep from crying and you’re dying for someone/But you got to hold on; hold on ’til the dawn/ en there will come the morning light/no matter how dark the night, however dark the night.”

This portion of the lyrics is my point, why you are having a roller-coaster of emotions. There are so many people who feel that life has forsaken them; they are not sure what to do next, are the point of no return and wish for peace of mind. Some are lost after the passing of a loved one who ran the show, now you feel unsure of what to do next. Others were laid off, and despite sending out resumes, the phone simply is not ringing. Then there are those of you who are sad in your marriage — over the years, you’ve learned just how unequally yoked you really are, and there doesn’t seem to be a midway point. You find yourself doing all of the giving. Your spouse is a taker. Trust me, it happens!

Finally, what about those of you who can hardly make ends meet? No matter how you try, that paycheck from your job simply won’t pay the bills. You have to rob Peter to pay Paul each time, never having enough.

Here is where the title of this article comes in. You go to bed every night, feeling darkness hovering like a gloomy cloud in the sky. You’d rather remain asleep, awakening feels so bad. You’ve got to hold on, hold on ’til the dawn, no matter how dark the night. There will definitely come the morning light.
Scripture reminds us, if we are children of light, and the children of the day, we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

Let’s take a look at John 8:12: “Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the Light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.'”

Here is another metaphor that Jesus used to talk about himself. He calls himself “the light of the world.” In the Bible, light refers to salvation, and darkness refers to sinfulness.

Or Matthew 8:24-27: “Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke Him, saying, ‘Lord, save us, we’re going to drown!’

“He replied, ‘You of little faith! Why are you so afraid?’ Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.

“The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey Him!”

Anytime you feel you’re in a dark place, pray without ceasing, walk by faith and not by sight, and finally, faith cometh by hearing, so speak your wishes and prayers out loud.

We are trusting in God Almighty to supply all of our needs. I know money doesn’t drop down out the sky, but this must be a faith walk. Even when you cannot see how something will happen, the first thing you must do is simply believe it will come.

Lyndia Grant is a speaker/writer living in the D.C. area. Visit her website,, send comments to, or call 240-602-6291. Follow her on Twitter @LyndiaGrant and on Facebook.


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