LIGHT IN THE MIDST OF DARKNESS
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
When I was a kid, I disliked the dark. The darkness was where all the monsters hid waiting to devour unsuspecting children. And so to ease the tension, my dad put a night light in my bedroom. It became a constant source of peace and comfort. In the event that I needed to get out of the room, I could easily find my way out without stumbling or knocking something over.
The psalmist beautifully describes God’s Word as a lamp—a kind of night light, if you will—that illuminates the path before us. With God’s Word as our source of light, we can travel through life without fear of stumbling or knocking something over. We can travel through life confidently because we can see the way ahead. The psalmist declares, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Ps. 119:105). What a reassuring verse especially to those of us who don’t like stumbling around the darkness. God’s Word becomes our light. In fact, it’s a very bright light in the midst of deep darkness. It contains the very truths of God that we need to live by in this world. It contains truths about…
Who God is.
Who we are in relation to God.
What God has done for us.
What God’s promises are.
What God expects of us.
What constitutes a life that’s pleasing to God.
These truths are essential because they firmly guide us as we navigate our lives here on earth. Whatever we’re going through in life, we need to develop the habit of opening up God’s Word to find out what He says about the situation. God’s Word illuminates our path so that we can best know how to handle the circumstances before us.
Are you in financial trouble? God’s truth says, “Trust Him.”
Are you in a broken relationship? God’s truth says, “Forgive.”
Are you aimless about life? God’s truth says, “Seek Him first.”
God can speak into any situation you’re going through. God’s truth becomes a source of peace and comfort and we can confidently live our lives in a manner that is most pleasing to Him. So go ahead, open God’s Word today and illuminate the path that you’re traveling on.