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