Comfort, of comfort
Where have you gone?
This long night of heartache
Will relief ever come?
Then I awoke
In the darkness of night
Disoriented and searching
With no answers in sight.
The silence was deafening
But I wasn’t alone
My Lord was with me
His presence made known.
When will the darkness end, I cried.
How is this your love?
I’ve pleaded for your rescue
Yet there’s only silence from above.
Oh, my child
My love has been here all along
Leading you through the darkness
To the home where you belong.
You see, I empty your hands to fill them
And I take what’s good to give what’s best
I allow what I hate to accomplish what I love*
And I give only trials that will lead you to my rest.
But my love is of One who’s walked it first
Enduring the darkness to defeat the night
Carrying your sin to set you free
Experiencing death to give you life.
The comfort you seek
Has been here all along
I am your light in the darkness
And I will turn your sorrow into song.
Hold fast, my child
When the night feels long
I will carry you through
Until the light of day will dawn.
*Line quoted from Elizabeth Elliot