Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

He shines His light on & in times of confusion.

"If I say surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to Thee." Psalm 139:11-12

What kind of God do you believe in?

Do you believe that God knows what is going to happen to you before it ever happens?

Do you think that God does things to you on purpose?

When the darkness closes in do you think that God is mystified about the location or condition of your whereabouts?

Do you lose your vision of God when darkness closes in on you?

Does that darkness bring fear?

Have you ever known a fear that churns, and tears right into your gut?

Unfamiliar things, surroundings can cast strange shadows upon your life.

A new adventure, or phase of life can often look more black than light.

Darkness or light, night or day it is all the same to God.

God sees no better in one condition than in the other.

God sees it all. Everywhere, all the time.

"If I say, surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from Thee; but the night shineth as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to Thee." Psalm 139:11-12

David is not speaking of literal light here.

David is talking about the hardships and difficulty of life.

In this passage David is using the metaphor of darkness to show us how his heart recoils in anxiety and fear.

I'm sure that at one time or another something has happened and the plans that you've made went sour.

Something has crumbled right through your hands that you had been counting on.

Life happens and things don't go our way as we had planned.

Did your hopes and dreams go down the drain too.

When these times come we almost always ask....

Why God?

How could you have allowed this to happen?

Maybe you even go farther and ask yourself if you even really knew Him.

We really need to know in whom we trust.

Do you know Him as the One, whom the night shines like day?

"The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God, thy glory." Isaiah 60:19

God delights in taking the worst that the enemy can throw our way, and transforming it though His grace for His glory and for our benefit.

What more of a reason could we want?

This is a God to worship.

Do you believe in the living God?

To God, the night is as day.

This God who breathed the stars into existence.

"By the Word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the hosts of them by the breath of His mouth." Psalm 33:6

"By His Spirit He hath garnished the heavens;" Job 26:13a

If then this is your God, no matter where you go, no matter where life's road takes you, no matter how dark the skies seem to get...You, My friend, will always be at the very center of His love and concern.

"For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect towards Him." 2 Chronicles 16:9

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