It’s not easy to be stuck in the middle of the tunnel. I remember the times that we passed through a tunnel, it was a quick drive to get to the end. It’s like running as fast as we can to get to the light. Though there are lights in the tunnel, it’s quite suffocating still if ever you’ll be left alone there. Fear catches on us so fast that we become paralyzed but in truth, God is faster in grabbing hold of us. We might not always understand His ways, but we get to see a clearer picture amidst all the fuss.
I trust in the LORD, I will rejoice and be glad in Your lovingkindness, because you have seen my affliction; you have known the troubles of my soul.” PSALM 31:6-7
You may be going through a trial so overwhelming that it’s borderline unbearable. You want to see the end of the tunnel. Which is only natural, because once we see that little speck of light we feel we can make it through to the finish. But God’s tunnels are often twisting, too complex and dark to see the light for many days. In such settings He says, “In that dark, twisting, seemingly endless period of time, trust Me. Stop running scared! Stop fearing!”
(Taken from Charles Swindoll’s Wisdom for the way, “Stop Running Scared”)