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Light in the Dark

Our Daily Bread Ministries / Various Hosts
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July 16, 2020 8:00 pm

Light in the Dark

Our Daily Bread Ministries / Various Hosts

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July 16, 2020 8:00 pm

A severe thunderstorm passed through our town, leaving high humidity and dark skies in its wake. I took our dog, Callie, for an evening stroll. The mounting challenges of our cross-country move grew heavier on my mind. Frustrated by the countless ways things had strayed so far from our high hopes and expectations, I slowed to let Callie sniff the grass. I listened to the creek that runs beside our house. Tiny lights flashed on and off while hovering over the patches of wildflowers climbing up the creek’s bank. Fireflies.

The Lord wrapped me in peace as I watched the blinking lights cutting through the darkness. I thought of the psalmist David singing, “You, Lord, keep my lamp burning” (Psalm 18:28). Proclaiming that God turns his darkness into light, David demonstrated confident faith in the Lord’s provision and protection (vv. 29–30). With God’s strength, he could handle anything that came his way (vv. 32–35). Trusting the living Lord to be with him through all circumstances, David promised to praise Him among the nations and sing the praises of His name (vv. 36–49).

Whether we’re enduring the unpredictable storms in life or enjoying the stillness after the rains have passed, the peace of God’s constant presence lights our way through the darkness. Our living God will always be our strength, our refuge, our sustainer, and our deliverer.

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Welcome to today's encouragement from Our Daily Bread. Today's reading titled Light in the Dark was written by So Chi Dixon.

Frustrated by the countless ways things had strayed so far from our high hopes and expectations, I slowed to let Callie sniff the grass. I listened to the creek that runs beside our house. Tiny lights flashed on and off while hovering over the patches of wildflowers climbing up the creek's bank.

Fireflies. The Lord wrapped me in peace as I watched the blinking lights cutting through the darkness. I thought of the psalmist David singing. You, Lord, keep my lamp burning, proclaiming that God turns his darkness into light. David demonstrated confident faith in the Lord's provision and protection. With God's strength, he could handle anything that came his way. Trusting the living Lord to be with him through all circumstances, David promised to praise him among the nations and sing the praises of his name. Whether we're enduring the unpredictable storms in life or enjoying the stillness after the rains have passed, the peace of God's constant presence lights our way through the darkness. Our living God will always be our strength, our refuge, our sustainer and our deliverer.

Today's Our Daily Bread devotional scripture reading is from Psalm 18 verses 28 through 36 and 46 through 49. You, Lord, keep my lamp burning. My God turns my darkness into light.

With your help, I can advance against a troop. With my God, I can scale a wall. As for God, his way is perfect.

The Lord's word is flawless. He shields all who take refuge in him. For who is God besides the Lord?

And who is the rock except our God? It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer. He causes me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle. My arms can bend a bow of bronze. You make your saving help my shield and your right hand sustains me. Your help has made me great.

You provide a broad path from my feet so that my ankles do not give way. And now verses 46 through 49. The Lord lives. Praise be to my rock. Exalted be God my Savior. He is the God who avenges me, who subdues nations under me, who saves me from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes.

From a violent man, you rescued me. Therefore, I will praise you. Lord among the nations, I will sing the praises of your name. Let's pray. Father, please help us trust your goodness and love, even when we sometimes can't see you in the dark circumstances of life. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen. Today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries.
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