The Lord goes before us and is always with us. There is no need to be afraid or discouraged. He tells us that when we pass through the waters that He will be with us. Upon the asking He will fill us with the knowledge of His will through wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives. Yes, that means you that walk with Him.
There have been times in the bible that the land went through darkness. It is amazing how God protects His people. There is darkness, but the Lord’s glory appears over us. So arise and shine. Our light has come, and nations will be drawn to that brightness.