For you are my lamp, O Lord, and my God lightens my darkness.
In this chapter, King David reviews how faithful and good God has been to him. David declares that God is His lamp. A burning lamp was the symbol of lasting happiness and strength. The lamp provided consistent light. It’s was not a one-time fire, but a constant source of illumination. When God is your lamp, His goodness brings happiness and strength throughout your life.
Here are three things a lamp bring into your life.
A Lamp Brings Clarity
Isn’t it amazing how just a little bit of light can bring so much clarity? As I have grown a little older, I have found I need more light to read. That fine print on menus seems to be a lot smaller than it used to be. I have to move it closer to the light to read it. Could you use a little more clarity? You need the Lamp of God to help you see life more clearly.
A Lamp Removes Fear
Scary things happen in the darkness. The lamp of God’s goodness scares away the darkness and removes fear. Have you ever been startled by a shadow in the dark of night? Then you turn the light on and realize what you thought was a stranger sitting in your room was just a shirt laid over the back of a chair. In our world filled with bad news, you need the light of God’s lamp to stand against the fear and darkness the surrounds you.
A Lamb Helps Avoid Danger
It’s dangerous to walk around at night without a light. Without a lamp, you can trip and fall, step on a sharp object, or even fall into a hole. With God as your lamp, you can avoid the many things that trip up others. God’s light will protect you through the darkest of nights.
The second phase could be said this way; “My God is the one who turns my darkness into light.”
That is the best description of the God you serve. He started creation by saying, “let the be light” and continues to bring light into your life.
He can turn your darkest days into days of hope and joy. When you are confused and unclear of your next step, God brings light into your decisions.
When your heart is filled with the darkness of sin, He comes along and brings the light of His love into your life.
Look at this promise once again.
For you are my lamp, O Lord, and my God lightens my darkness. – 2 Samuel 22:29
Confess this with me
God is my lamp.
He is bringing clarity, protection, and guidance to me today.
As I walk in His light, my fear is removed.
His light will keep me from stumbling.
God turns my darkness into light.
In Jesus Name,
Your God is the lamp that turns your darkness into the light.
What is an area of your life that you need God to be your lamp?