[CF Devotionals] 2017-07-26 - He Will

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I don’t really feel as though the darkness will lift at the moment, although I realize in my mind it will, at some point. I am fully aware of feelings not being the best manner of coming to conclusions; here they are taunting me with little regard for my true wishes. Even if I am certain of many things, I truly cannot count on my own flesh to please God for any consistent amount of time without the need for repentance and renewal of this weary finite version of the soul God created and placed in this body. A wise, yet earthly woman told me that “no one said it would be easy”. She learned it from Him and passed it on to me. Darkness was divided from the light, yet is still in existence. (“And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.” Genesis 1:4) At least for now, until the time when what is representative of darkness is then blotted out. (“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:4)

What I appreciate about God is that he wants me to be honest with him. He wants me to seek him and believe him, and when I do, he comforts me when my days are a challenge. He then gives me the know-how, strength and courage to face the day, knowing he is the same no matter what happens within the scope of my time here. And he knows just what I need so all I have to do is ask, as I seek his will for what lies ahead. He doesn’t promise I’ll always feel like it, yet as long as he knows I believe it and seek him, it will be like that rain cloud that finally empties out and disappears, leaving me to carry on. I’m so very grateful He will do for me what I cannot do without Him.

“For thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.” (Psalm 18:28)

“He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.” (Psalm 18:9)

“He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.” (Psalm 107:14)

“Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.” (Psalm 112:4)

“Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness. And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead. I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands. I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.

Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit. Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee. Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me. Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness. Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble. And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.” (Psalm 143:1-12)

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All verses are from the King James Version (KJV) unless otherwise noted.