Thought for the Day #331
LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
In this day of tragedy and sorrow within our land, knowing
that many of our people are going through human suffering and danger beyond
measure, we turn to God's promise in
When our life becomes the darkest and there seems to be no hope, we must turn to the Lord. We can receive strength from Him. He will penetrate our darkest hour with light and hope to those who trust him. Even in the hardest of difficulty, our Lord is always there to add strength and courage as we lean on him.
Let the Scripture comfort your heart and give you the courage and strength to face your impossible circumstance.
Ps 27:1-14 (New American Standard Bible)
The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread? 2 When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell. 3 Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me, In spite of this I shall be confident.
4 One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to meditate in His temple. 5 For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock. 6 And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me; And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.
7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice, And be gracious to me and answer me. 8 When Thou didst say, "Seek My face," my heart said to Thee, "Thy face, O LORD, I shall seek." 9 Do not hide Thy face from me, Do not turn Thy servant away in anger; Thou hast been my help; Do not abandon me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation! 10 For my father and my mother have forsaken me, But the LORD will take me up.
11 Teach me Thy way, O LORD, And lead me in a level path, Because of my foes. 12 Do not deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries; For false witnesses have risen against me, And such as breathe out violence. 13 I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. 14 Wait for the LORD; Be strong, and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.
Prayer: Give me strength this day Heavenly Father, that I might bare the pain and anguish that has come upon me. My loss is great, indeed unbearable, but I know that in your strength, my darkness will turn to light, and I shall come forth into victory. I trust you see me through the trials of this day. My only hope is in you Lord. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.