Psalm 119:105 – Ole Hallesby


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For Friday August 12, 2022:

PSALM 119:105

Psalm 119:105 (NKJV)
Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.

Many children of God think that this promise is not being fulfilled in their lives. They pray for light and desire earnestly to know the will of God. But they do not think that they receive a definite answer.

The reason is in many instances that they misunderstand the light that God does give them. They forget that it is a lamp unto our feet.

On a dark autumn evening, a little lantern in our hand, we stand ready to start out upon the mile-long road through the wood. One without any experience would no doubt ask: “You do not expect to get along with that little light, do you?”

But everything goes all right. The lantern does not light up a great deal more than one step at a time. But since I am carrying it in my hand, it lights up every step I take until I have reached my destination.

Thus God lights up our pathway. Step by step.

We are not always satisfied with this light. And would rather that God would employ His heavenly search-light in order that we might be able to see all the way to the end of life all at once. Especially would we have Him project His light through the dark veil of death and into the invisible realm beyond.

But it is grace from God that He does not open the book of the future to us, that He gives us His light only step by step.

True, this oftentimes becomes an earnest trial of our faith. We become restless when it seems that God delays too long before shedding His light upon the situations in which we find ourselves.

However, as we look back upon our life with God, I think that we must all thank and praise Him because he has so graciously led us upon the right pathway, notwithstanding all our restlessness and impatience. Wherefore we say:

“Hitherto the Lord hath helped us!”

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O. Hallesby, God’s Word for Today: A Daily Devotional for the Whole Year, trans. Clarence J. Carlsen (Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg, 1994)

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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