Some time ago, God encouraged me with His word from Psalms.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
Though these two verses are not unfamilar to me, but I never quite made sense of what the psalmist meant.
But that day, the word was illuminated. I understood the essence of it.
The illuminated word
Despite being surrounded by the doom and gloom from the global financial crisis to my personal challenges in life, there is reason to be at peace.
God is bigger and above everything in this world. He is sovereign and is in my life. He lives in me. I need not fear as He loves me.
My confidence does not come from the economy, my job or my capabilities. It comes from walking with God and knowing his deep love for me.
I am discovering more with each new day that this intimacy with God helps me put life in its proper perspective.
In Him and with Him in control, I know that I am well-taken care of. Amen.
I look at your heavens,
which you made with your fingers.
I see the moon and stars,
which you created.
But why are people even important to you?
Why do you take care of human beings?
You made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.
You put them in charge of everything you made.
You put all things under their control:
all the sheep, the cattle,
and the wild animals,
the birds in the sky,
the fish in the sea,
and everything that lives under water.
Lord our Lord,
your name is the most wonderful name in all the earth!
Psalm 8:3-9 (New Century Version)
As for God, his way is perfect;
the word of the LORD is flawless.
He is a shield
for 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 makes my way perfect.
He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
he enables me to stand on the heights.
He trains my hands for battle;
my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
You give me your shield of victory,
and your right hand sustains me;
you stoop down to make me great.
Psalm 18:30-35 (NIV)