Light In My Darkness

Do you feel as though the lights have gone out and you are sitting in darkness?

You are unable to see even two feet ahead of you, and you are certainly unsure as to the next step to take.

There are times when circumstances seem to converge in such a way as to seemingly put out the light.

You need to know that though the lights may have seemingly gone out, you have a light in your darkness. Jesus is that light. And when you are in just this kind of trouble, take a lesson of encouragement from David, the man after God’s own heart.

Here’s what David did when he was in trouble and the earthly lights had gone out —

But in my distress I cried out to the LORD; yes, I prayed to my God for help. He heard me from His sanctuary; my cry to Him reached His ears. Then the earth quaked and trembled. The foundations of the mountains shook … He opened the heavens and came down; dark storm clouds were beneath His feet … He reached down from heaven and rescued me; He drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemies, from those who hated me and were too strong for me. They attacked me at a moment when I was in distress, but the LORD supported me. He led me to a place of safety; He rescued me because He delights in me.
Psalm 18:6 NLT

And then, David discovered a powerful truth about the Lord. “You light a lamp for me. The LORD, my God, lights up my darkness” (Psalm 18:28).

Oh yes, this is what the Lord does. He lights up our darkness with His light. His light is better than any lamp you could buy for your house. When He gives lights we experience the kind of brightness that no earthly darkness can put out. God’s light has the ability to show you where you are and where you need to go (Psalm 119:105). There is no darkness in the Lord — in fact, God is Light (1 John 1:5).

So the best thing we can do in times of darkness is cry out to the Lord as David did. He will give us His Word which will bring light and show us the way. The Word is the authority for our belief. We can trust what God says to us when we read and study the Bible.

I was recently on a photoshoot in San Diego, Califonia, and I drove out the peninsula to Point Loma, the location of the Old Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument. I had always wanted to shoot the sunset there at the lighthouse, so, spur of the moment, I grabbed the opportunity, my tripod, and my Nikon D800E and set off on an adventure. The gates were already closed for the day, so instead I pulled over to the side of the road and found a spot where I could see the lighthouse from afar and capture some images from a distance with my camera and a 24.0-120.0mm telephoto lens. And then, I just stood for a long time, thinking about the great value of the lighthouse for ships maneuvering the waters as they near land.

Jesus promised, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life” (John 8:12).

So today, dear friend, if you are in an earthly darkness, draw near to the Lord, cry out to Him, and follow Him closely as He leads you in life.

God bless you dear friend, as you continue on in the great adventure of knowing Him.

♥ Blessings and Grace to You!

Catherine

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  • Title: Light In My Darkness
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  • Description: The Old Point Loma Lighthouse located at the Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego, California, USA.
  • Creator: Catherine Martin
  • Date Created: 10/03/14
  • Camera: Nikon D800E, 24.0-120.0 mm, Focal Length 120.0 mm, f/8.0, 1/800, ISO 400.
  • Photoshoot: A late afternoon myPhotoWalk devotional photography photoshoot at Point Loma in San Diego, CA, USA.
  • Post-Processing: Adobe Photoshop, Nik Software
  • Copyright ©2017 Catherine Martin — myPhotoWalk™ — Quiet Time Ministries. All Rights Reserved.
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