Some of the darkest and loneliest times are in the evenings, Lord. I thank you for when you come to say, “It is I; do not be afraid.” You remind me that I am never alone. Whether I walk in the brightness that illuminates the mountain top where elation and exuberance abounds or whether I walk in the shadows of the valleys where doubt and uncertainty lurk, you are with me. I praise your great name, Jesus, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were frightened. But he said to them, ‘It is I; do not be afraid.’” (John 6:16-20 ESV)