The Lord Lights Up My Darkness


As the sun sets over the Tennessee mountains, the lingering colors leave their beautiful pink imprint in the sky, as well as on the hills. As we took a scenic drive through the Tennessee mountains, we just had to stop and take this all in.

Sunsets are gorgeous, sometimes the most beautiful part of the day, but sometimes the coming darkness leaves me feeling a little somber. The day is over, and I’ll never get it back. Did I do everything I was supposed to do today – everything God asked of me? Did I trust Him? Was my time wasted on this day on my own agenda?

Sometimes, just as the darkness settles over the earth the darkness can settle over one’s soul. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

“You light a lamp for me. The LORD, my God, lights up my darkness. Psalm 18:28.

If you know God, you never truly walk in the dark. Even when it seems the path is unknown and uncertain, the light of God’s presence shines on it for those who walk with Him.

As the Psalmist, David, wrote these words, it is likely his thoughts were on the conflicts of his life – the wars with his enemies, in which he faced many dangers. Yet, his confidence in the Lord saw him through many dark nights and many dark seasons. David’s penned words are a testimony to us of God’s faithfulness to bring light to the darkest of nights, the most difficult of circumstances, and the most uncertain of paths.

The Lord is trustworthy, and the stories of many through the ages bear witness to this truth, including mine and hopefully yours. Don’t go through the darkness alone. Allow the Lord to shine upon your life, and you will never regret it.

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