lighting the way through the shadowlands

sometimes we experience darker shadows than usual…
in my experience, it is because we have stepped away from the light…
but this life is a life of navigating the shadows…
moving through the shadows toward the Real life, there, with Him…
for in His presence, there are no shadows…
just His perfect light…
here, there are shadows through which we must navigate using the light he has given us…
that light comes from the Word of God…
this is, i think, why the psalmist says “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet”…
it is good to have the Word…
it is better to read and dwell in the Word…
it is refreshing to come to drink deeply of the Word and find such great refreshment…
it is strength when we are weak…
water when thirsty…
food when hungry…
through it the presence of the living God speaks comfort to those who are lonely…
so, realizing this… why do we fail to go to the Word?
why indeed…

some of my favorite texts can be read by clicking and going back to click the next in a post called “signposts…” for the purposes of this post, I should call it streetlamps… because I often use these texts when I am feeling the darkness of the “shadowlands” pressing around me… these signposts, these lamps show me the way… thank you God for your word which soothes my soul.

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