Psalm 119:105-112

The old illustration about how lamps light the way seems especially relevant these days. Lamps (or candles or flashlights) don’t make the whole path clear, but they provide just enough illumination to safely take the next step.

In these uncertain days, we can’t plan very far into the future. Plans people made for 2020 vacations are largely canceled or significantly curtailed. Between the pandemic, racial unrest, and a general distrust of authorities and the media, the only thing we know for sure is that nothing is certain.

The psalmist wrote “I hold my life in my hand continually.” Not occasionally, but continually- every hour of every day. Why? Because he could not be certain he was safe from his enemies. Yet he recognized that he didn’t need to see the whole future. He needed to focus on God’s word for just the next step and the one after that. He knew that his forever heritage and legacy was tied to the Lord’s true testimonies and nothing more.

God’s word is sure. Our heritage is His testimony and His glory. Our joy comes in deepening our relationship with the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change (James 1:17). What comfort there is, especially now, in knowing that our times are in His hands and that He will reveal the way, one step at a time.

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