“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” Romans 15:4 (NIV) 
Lets’ not be too quick to despair because the world seems to be darkening. Into a seemingly dark and despairing time, God choose to send his Son and offer salvation not only to those in that time—but to us as well. In the midst of a great darkness, God choose to shine his brightest light!
We’ve all had times or seasons in our lives where the heavens seemed like brass; as if our prayers stopped at the ceiling, or worse, just drooled off our lips and dripped to the ground. We’ve experienced darkness in our lives when it seemed that God was nowhere to be found; when the deepest cries of our hearts have gone unanswered—when we wished that just one thing in our lives would work out right.
Today, for those who are experiencing a time of despair—God offers you hope. I am not saying God will instantly remove all the negative circumstances of your life—but He offers you His presence. The Scriptures testify of God’s faithfulness and goodness. The Messiah has come, the Holy Spirit is here to comfort, guide and to give life. Even if the world has failed you, or worse, the church has failed you—perhaps even your friends or family have failed you; God will not fail you. He is faithful. He will bring light to the darkest night. His timing is perfect. After a very long dry time of not hearing from the Lord—He will surprise us with His coming. The Bible is the testimony of God’s faithfulness through all generations.
-Pastor Dino Griffin