Psalm 18:28-30 – “For You light my lamp; The LORD my God illumines my darkness. 29 For by You I can run upon a troop; And by my God I can leap over a wall. 30 As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the LORD is tried; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.” NASU
No, I am not talking about the Hank Williams song but about the declaration of the Psalmist and the cry of the heart of the seekers of God. I don’t know about you, but I have had times in my life when I could not see my hand in front of my face, so to speak. It was bleak, dark, and there was no indication that God was even hearing my prayers. I needed direction and encouragement but during that dry spell there was no word, no encouragement, and the door was swung wide for depression and discouragement to walk in.
During those times, something would transpire to cause me to see a flicker of light breaking through in the darkness. It was almost like Elijah praying for rain and the servant reporting there is a cloud the size of a man’s hand. That was no indication, in the natural, that rain was coming, but Elijah, in faith, declared, “Go tell Ahab to get moving lest the rain stops you.” What rain? The rain he could see in his spirit through the light of God. The darkness was being penetrated by light, the light of the Lord.
The Psalmist declared, that God was lighting his lamp. That is interesting because he did not say, that God was giving light, but that God was putting light into his lamp. That indicates God was taking what was in him and his light would then light the darkness for others. This so emboldened the Psalmist to joyfully declare, “For by You I can run through a troop; and by my God, I can leap over a wall.” Wow! That is boldness and confidence. That is the product of God’s Light breaking forward in his heart and spirit. As he could see, he could do. As he could hear, he could say. No enemy was sufficient to defeat him because of the Light of God illumining his darkness.
What is your darkness? The Bible tells us that we are to “seek first” God and His kingdom and when we do, He will provide whatever we need. Too often, when the enemy surrounds us with his attempts at instilling fear and doubt we need the Light of God to illuminate our darkness. His light gives us confidence and boldness. His light provides a peace that the world cannot understand and cannot take away. When you know that darkness cannot stop you there are a Confidence and Boldness that becomes a Holy Boldness.
Why is this comforting? Because we know that God is BLAMELESS in all His ways. His Word is tried and proven. His word never fails to accomplish everything He purposed for it. It never returns to Him void or without success. It is also comforting because we realize that He is our Protector and a Shield for us. He is our Refuge! I suggest that you read Psalm 91 every day for the next week and allow the Holy Spirit to infuse it into your heart and spirit. You will come forth with a new confidence and boldness. You will walk with a new anointing. You will refuse to be defeated. Praise the LORD, I see the light!
God bless you as you enjoy this wonderful day!