I see a Believer in a dark place. His head is bowed down and the darkness threatens to overwhelm him. He begins to panic. He cannot see in front of him.
He feels along the sides of the walls that are closing in on him and his foot is slipping. A feeling of utter helplessness and defeat has overtaken him.
But the LORD says to you Child of God, “Look up, Dear One. Be not afraid. I AM with you always.
I AM well able to keep you from falling. You have forgotten on Whose journey you are on. I have gone before you.
I AM the Way. I AM the burning Lamp unto your feet, and the Light unto your path. We have a covenant together, you and I, made in the Blood of the Lamb.
I AM to you a Blazing Torch and a Smoking Furnace. We are on this journey together, Dear One.
You are never alone. I know your name, My Child. I will not forsake My Own. My Arm is not so short that I cannot save you. Struggle no longer, Beloved. My Light shall cause every agent of darkness to flee. You are a Child of Light.
I AM refilling your lamps with My Oil. Hold high the Burning Torch in your Hand. It will not fail you. The Morning Star has risen in your heart. Walk forth into the Dawn of a new Day.”
“For You are the fountain of life, the Light by which we see,” Psalm 36:9.
“to give to His people knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the Dawn (Daystar) will visit us from on high, to shine on those who live in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace,” Luke 1:77-79.
“I will lead the blind by a way they do not know, In paths they do not know I will guide them. I will make darkness into light before them and rugged places into plains. These are the things I will do, and I will not leave them undone.” Isaiah 42:16.
“Your Word (Jesus is the Word made flesh) is a Lamp unto my feet and a Light unto my path,” Psalm 119:105.
“I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life,” John 8:12.
“So it is said: “Wake up, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will shine on you,” Ephesians 5:14.
“We also have the prophetic word made more sure, which you do well to heed as a Light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the Morning Star rises in your hearts,” 2 Peter 1:19.
“And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking FURNACE and a BURNING LAMP that passed between those pieces. In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram,” Genesis 15:17-18.
“His eyes were like a FLAME OF FIRE, His feet were like burnished bronze, refined as in a FURNACE and His voice was like the sound of many waters; in His right hand He held seven stars, from His mouth issued a sharp two-edged sword, and His face was like the sun shining in full strength,” Revelation 1:14-16.
~Deborah Waldron Fry