Psalm 88 is a prayer to God when life is difficult and there is trouble. It speaks of troubles that are from without, circumstantial troubles and troubles that are within, the trouble and turmoil of our soul and emotions. Off course troubles from without can then cause trouble within.
In verse 12 the psalmist asks this question:
12 Shall Your wonders be known in the dark?
The very fact the question is asked speaks to the fact that there are times in our life that are “dark”, when there are external and internal trouble and it may even be unapparent why. Those are times when we have to walk by faith more than ever and “hang in there”, allowing what we do know about God, His love, goodness and perfect wisdom to carry us through what we don’t know or understand.
On the other hand the record of scripture gives us account after account where the answer to this question is yes. Again and again God came to the rescue of His people and individuals in dark, troubled, crisis situations, such as God’s rescue of Paul and Silas when they were in stocks in prison (Acts 16:23-40).
So……12 Shall Your wonders be known in the dark?
As long as we are “in the dark”, we must trust God whatever happens and as we do strengthen our faith with the fact………….God’s wonders are known in the dark.