PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Psalm 88
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Darkness is my closest friend.” (Psalm 88:18)
According to the title, this psalm was written by Heman the Ezrahite.
When I grew up, Heman was the master of the universe.
But this Heman is not so strong: he is hopeless, discouraged, defeated.
The verse above is the last line, where his prayer ends.
All the other psalms end in hope, but not this one.
I like how God inspires this depressed person to express his hopelessness.
It shows me depression is not sin, and God is not against the depressed.
“Darkness will not be dark to you… darkness is as light to you.” (Psalm 139:12)
God is with Heman in his darkness, and we can be sure of this too.
Do you feel like there is no way out?
Do you feel like darkness is your closest friend?
Jesus came into our darkness to find us, to be with us, and to lead us out.
It may take a while, but Jesus Master of the Universe won’t let you down!
He is your closest friend, whether you feel it or not.
Lord, master of the universe, remind me that you are my closest friend, even when I am in the dark. Inspire me to pray even hopeless prayers like Heman, because hopeless prayer is still better than no prayer.