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God Illumines My Darkness

March 11, 2019


God Illumines My Darkness

The sun can be shining brightly  in a clear sky,  but yet,  there are many people walking around  in darkness.     Many are depressed,  angry,  bitter,  hateful,  and vengeful  as they feel things are just not going  their way.     We can get trapped  in circumstantial problems,  job problems,  or sin problems,  and simply don’t know how  to find our way out  of it.     When we can’t figure a way out,  we are  in a darkness — in spite of the sunlight  around us.

King David was  in that sort of darkness  when he had to find ways  to escape King Saul’s constant efforts  to kill him.     David’s enemies were proud and arrogant  as they sought  to defy God’s will  to make David king of Israel.

David could have bitterly complained  to God  about always having to be on the run,  not sure where to hide,  and having such a miserable life hiding  in caves.     But,  David did not complain at all — and neither should we.     Instead, David praised the LORD for His love,  kindness,  mercy,  strength,  and  “light”.     David knew  that God would faithfully show him  a way out  of his many dilemmas.     That’s trust  in the love  of God Almighty’s faithfulness.     Therefore,  in Psalm 18:28,  David sang  to the Lord,

For Thou dost light my lamp;   
The LORD  my God  illumines my darkness.   
For  by Thee  I can run upon a troop;    
And  by my God  I can leap  over a wall.

When we are in trouble  of any sort,  we need  to turn to God our Savior  in praise and thanksgiving.     God will light up  the way  for all those  who turn  to Him.     Our Savior will show us  a way out  as we trust Him  and look  to His word.     Instead of complaining  about our plight,  we can thank God  for all the guidance  He has given us  in the past — and most of all,  we need  to thank our Lord  for sending Jesus  to take away  all our sins.

God proved His saving love  in Jesus,  to give us  the free gift  of eternal life.     We need  to always keep that  in mind  and give thanks and praise  for that most important aspect  of the grace  we have already received.

In John 8:12,  Jesus tells us,

I am the light  of the world;  he who follows Me  shall not walk  in the darkness,  but shall have  the light of life.

As our light,  Jesus showed us  that we need  to implicitly trust  in the LORD,  with thankful and joyful hearts.     We follow Jesus  with our obedience  of faith — acknowledging  that God truly keeps  all His promises,  just as He kept His promise  for a Savior  from sin.     Because our Lord worked all that  for us,  we know  we can trust Him  to work all things  for our good.

With praise and thanksgiving,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for keeping Your promise  of a Savior,  so that now we can know  for sure  You love us  and will certainly keep all  of Your promises  to us.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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