The Lamp

Your word is a lamp to my feet, And a light for my path. Psalms 119:105 WEB.

The ancient oil lamps they used in biblical times had a small radius of light. They would light the path just a few feet ahead of you. You could not see very far down the road. When traveling by night, you could see just enough to take the next step. When you took that step, then the circle of light moved with you, and you could see a little farther. The entire journey was made like this, one step at a time.

If you showed a newlywed couple all the things they would have to face in their life together at once, the task would appear overwhelming. So it is with us. God shows us just enough of the path for today. Tomorrow, He will show us what we need for that. Jesus told us:

Therefore don't be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Each day's own evil is sufficient. (Matthew 6:34 WEB).

When the problems show up, so will the answer. Don't worry about obstacles that don't even exist yet. You will only exhaust yourself. Just because you are struggling with something does not mean God is not with you. Even the Apostle Paul had his "thorn." Living a Christian life does not mean that we will never face trouble. But God can be trusted to handle the situation when it arrives.

I have often wanted to know what was farther down the road, what was coming, but God gives us enough light for today. When tomorrow did come, He let me be ready for it.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for lighting my path and the way that I should go. Let me walk in Your light all the days of my life and guide my steps. Please send me Your peace today and ease my mind and fears. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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