“When darkness seems to hide His face, I rest on His unchanging grace. In every high and stormy gale, my Anchor holds within the veil.” – Cornerstone by Hillsong
When we first started singing this song at church, I thought…what the heck is “the veil”? I don’t know if I’m missing some scripture reference or not, but recently it struck me: the veil of darkness. Ooo, that sounds so spooky doesn’t it! (Maybe it’s only cause I say it in my head with a Darth Vader type voice.)
Anyways, it got me thinking about when storms move across the water or the desert, and you can see the waves of rain coming in like a veil of darkness covering only a portion of the horizon. The place where the storm is at it’s worst.
And, as I’ve been reading in Psalms, even David felt like there were times that were so difficult and so dark, he could not see God’s face. Yet he knew He was there, and he kept praying.
It’s easy to stop praying during hard times, especially ones that are long. You begin to feel like they don’t matter, like God doesn’t hear them, like He’s not there. You begin to doubt yourself, your faith, Him and His love for you. But that is the enemy whispering lies to you, like rolls of thunder, unnerving your resolve.
We must remember, even if our line of sight changes, and we cannot see Him, He is unchanging. He is there, always. Strong and secure, waiting for us to grab onto Him for safety during the dark part of the storm.