Definition of the darkest hour is just before the dawn in US English:

the darkest hour is just before the dawn

phrase

proverb
  • When things seem to be at their worst they are about to start improving.

    • ‘They say that the darkest hour is just before the dawn and in this case it is true.’
    • ‘So take heart, the darkest hour is just before the dawn.’
    • ‘My theme was that the darkest hour is just before the dawn, and though it does seem to be the darkest hour, we have to have some Resurrection hope and keep learning from our partners and walking forwards.’
    • ‘She understood that the harshest suffering precedes the redemption, that the darkest hour is just before the dawn.’
    • ‘Remember that the darkest hour is just before the dawn.’