Monday, June 20, 2011

2 Samuel 22

I’ve been following a reading plan to read the entire Bible in a year. I’m really enjoying it and getting a lot of out. I’m reading things in God’s Word I have never read before…or that I have read but is speaking to me differently. I love how alive and relevant God’s Word is!  I’ve gotten a little behind in my readings due to moving and then helping with Vacation Bible School. I don’t think it’s anything to fret about, though, as long as I am staying in the Word, etc. Anyway…

I have really enjoyed the 22nd chapter of 2 Samuel (read it…I promise you will not regret it!). It’s a Psalm of deliverance by David. I think it’s so beautiful.

One verse in particular has stuck out to me…

“For You are my lamp, O Lord; And the Lord illumines my darkness.” (vs. 29).

You see, I have been in a bit of a dark place the last year and a half or so. A place of depression and sadness and anxiety and confusion…and reading this verse is so comforting to me. (If you’ve been there or are there, I sure hope this verse brings comfort to you as well!). In the midst of dark moments/days/times, the Lord illumines my darkness. Oh I am so glad I have the Lord in this life. I treasure this verse…and I pray that I will remember it when life seems dark. And I hope & pray the same for you!

Thank you, Lord, for your Living Word!!