As we heard the gut wrenching news this week that shattered a family’s well-being, we were forced to cling to God’s truth. God tells us that in our greatest times of distress, He is not distant. In those times of deepest discouragement God is not silent. This morning we see that even as spiritual darkness had enveloped Israel, God was not unaware. Consequences were coming even as God was preparing to bring deliverance for His people.