“You, LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.” -Psalm 18:28, NIV
We find such strength when we realize our utter dependence on God. This verse comes sandwiched between the affirmations that God lifts up the humble but brings down the proud (v.27) and that God gives great strength to those in fellowship with Him (v.29). He is a Helper to the weak and the Deliverer of the lowly.
Light is associated with God from the very beginning of the Scriptures, when He spoke light into darkness (to which my title alludes). Jesus came as light into the darkness of our fallen world. And when darkness, whether ignorance or danger or gloom, surrounds us, God is the luminous and merciful One who turns our darkness to light.
There is no danger when He is near, however the shadows loom. And when our minds are darkened and foolish, He is able to illuminate us so that we grasp the truth and walk on the path that leads to life everlasting. Turn your eyes to the light of God.