Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Lord will light my candle....

"For thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness."
Psalm 18:28

Candle burning bright

"Thou wilt light my candle, that is, thou wilt revive and comfort my sorrowful spirit, and not leave me melancholy; thou wilt recover me out of my troubles and restore me to peace and prosperity; thou wilt make my honour bright, which is now eclipsed; thou wilt guide my way, and make it plain before me, that I may avoid the snares laid for me; thou wilt light my candle to work by, and give me an opportunity of serving thee and the interests of thy kingdom among men.

Let those that walk in darkness, and labour under many discouragements in singing and reading this verse, encourage themselves that God himself will be a light to them."
Matthew Henry

"Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God."
Isaiah 50:10


While I'm on the subject of discouragement, sadness, suffering, etc I wanted to share the sermon I listened to last night. As I've mentioned before I spend a lot of my evenings sewing, or knitting, or making something and I try to use that time profitably by listening to something while I work. Last night one of my facebook friends posted this and I'm so glad they did! It was really good, made me look at suffering from a completely different  viewpoint. I especially loved the way he ended. So if you have a chance please try to listen. I think you'll find it to be a blessing.

Rev. Gavin Beers - 'God's Answer to Suffering' from The Free Church (Continuing) on Vimeo.

Sharing with Women Living Well Wednesdays,  
Seeds of Faith, and  A Holy Experience.

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"Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."
Isaiah 55:6,8-1