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April 13, 2021

Today’s Promise

God is My Lamp and Light

2 Samuel 22:29

For you are my lamp, O Lord, and my God lightens my darkness.


This promise shows up as David expresses his praise and thankfulness for God delivering him from his enemies and King Saul. David declares that God is His lamp. A burning lamp was the symbol of lasting happiness and strength. The lamp provided consistent light. It was not a one-time fire but a constant source of illumination. When God is your lamp, His goodness brings happiness and strength into your life.

Here are three things the Lamp of God brings.

The Lamp of God brings Clarity.

Isn’t it amazing how just a little bit of light can bring so much clarity? As I have grown older, I need more light to read. The fine print on menus seems to have gotten smaller over the years. 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.

The Lamp of God Removes Fear

Scary things happen in the dark. The lamp of God’s goodness scares away the darkness and removes fear. Have you ever been startled by a shadow in the middle of night? When you turn on the light, what you thought was a stranger lurking in the shadows was just a shirt hung across a chair. The light of God’s love chases away your every fear.

The Lamp of God Keeps You From Harm

It’s dangerous to walk around at night without a light. You can trip and fall, step on a sharp object, or even fall into a hole When you don’t have enough light, the way becomes uncertain. With God as your lamb, you can avoid the dangerous pitfalls that may trip up. God’s light protects you through the darkest of nights.

God Turns Darkness to Light

The second part of this promise could be said this way. “My God is the one who turns my darkness into light.”

What better 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 about your next step, God brings light into your decision-making. 

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

Make these confessions.

  • God is my lamp.
  • He is bringing clarity, protection, and guidance to me.
  • As I walk in His light, my fear is removed.
  • His light keeps me from stumbling.
  • God turns my darkness into light.

In Jesus Name,
Amen

Your God is the lamp that turns your darkness into the light.

If you have a prayer need, let me encourage you to post it on our prayer wall at www.nationalprayerroom.com. When you submit your request, it allows others to pray for you. If you love praying for others, stop by the website and pray for the needs listed there. When you click the button “I Prayed For This,” an email is sent letting that person know you prayed for them. It’s a great way to stand with each other in prayer. 

How has God been your lamp? Share in the comments below.