Several years ago, I had one of the scariest experiences I can recall. My friend Dave and I were driving back from Virginia, when all of a sudden, a severe storm decided to hang out, seemingly directly above the interstate. It rained so hard that we couldn’t see, and making it back to North Carolina seemed unlikely. But as we poked along, I noticed a truck (18-wheeler), which ended up being a blessing in disguise. The lights on the truck helped me stay in my lane and drive safely through the storm.
Isn’t it a joy to know that the WORD can help us stay in our lane? That’s the psalmist’s testimony in today’s key verse. He called the WORD a lamp to guide his feet and a light for his path. That is, when he’s lost, the WORD shows him the way. And when he has questions beyond his understanding, the WORD gives clarity that settles his spirit. Wow, what a WORD!
When life’s dark clouds find you, don’t take shelter under the umbrella of your understanding. Instead, turn to the WORD. It’s the only light that will never go out: The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever (Isaiah 40:8, New Living Translation).
Have a blessed weekend!