How cliche is the saying, "the light at the end of the tunnel?" What exactly does that really mean?
We've all heard the saying before....
Oh even though there's a light at the end of the tunnel and we're almost there, what happens in the tunnel?
Have you ever been in a tunnel whether it be a slide or driving through one or going through one by train? There's only one way out unless you turn around, right?
Have you ever thought about that turning around? Turning around means going back to the pain you just got out of or you going back to the place where you hurt the most. If you go back now, is it worth it? It would be like you're starting from scratch where the pain hit you the hardest.... or would you rather stick it through and make it to the end of that tunnel? To the victory that God has set before you.
Yes, inside that tunnel can be scary, but because there's only one way in, which means there's only one way out. Going in the one direction that you need to go is a sure thing. It can be dark and sometimes when it is dark, we cannot see what is in front of us. However, we have a God that sees the darkness as light (Psalm 139:11-12) and can see through the darkness where He would be able to guide us through the hurt, pain, agony, pressure, feeling defeated; but it is all about trusting Him. For example, if a child gets in a tunnel slide that they've never been on and their parent tells them to slide down ,yet the child is scared...their parent tells them "Everything will be okay, I will be down the slide waiting for you". Or if the child has a sibling or a friend, sometimes the siblings or friend or parent will go down the slide with them. In a way, this can symbolize God either being there for you to catch you when you come out of the tunnel or Him being with you through the ride... either way God is there for you. The question is, do you trust Him to get you through? In Isaiah 46:4, it reads,
Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
If God has your back even at your old age, why not trust Him to get you through to the light at the end of the tunnel right now?
It will be worth it when that numbing pain goes away.
It will be worth it when the pressure is taken off your chest.
It will be worth it when your heart is heal from agony.
It will be worth it when you can smile without the hurt of the past.
It will be worth it.
Trust in God. He surely knows the way.
Song to Listen to:
"Wings" by Lauren Diagle