Posts Tagged ‘Even the darkness is not dark to You’

The Hope of Christ Rises

June 10, 2017

Jesus Light of the worldJn 8:12
Hope in the dark
Pierces the nightJn 1:5
Bright and morning starRev 22:16
Appearing before dawn
The hope of Christ
The brightness of the glory of God
Seen in the face of Jesus Christ2Cor 4:6
Rises in believing hearts.2Pe 1:19

2Peter 1:19We have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

2Corinthians 4:6For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made us understand that this light is the brightness{knowledge} of the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.

Even in the Darkness!

March 2, 2017

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Even when we seem to be in crushing darkness
Where our eyes can not see

The Lord sees
Guides us & holds us fast! –Ps 139:10-12

Remember you are engraved on His palms
On His nail pierced Hands
You are not forgotten
He knows your name! –
Is 49:16

Listen for His direction
Trust Him
To carry you through!

Isaiah 49:15-16Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! 16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.

Isaiah 46:3-4Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all you who remain of the house of Israel, you whom I have upheld since you were conceived, and have carried since your birth. 4 Even to your old age and grey hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will deliver you.
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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 139:11 ,  Ps 139:12

  • If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,” 12 even the darkness is not too dark for You to see, and the night is as bright as  day; darkness and light are the same to You. 
    • overwhelm[07779] = to crush, to fall upon

From NetBible Ps 139:10

  • Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me.
    • hand[03027] = strength, power
    • lay hold[0270] = grasp, take possession of

From NetBible Is 49:16

  • * engraved “you” => engraved your name

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Better to Walk by Faith

August 1, 2015

2 Corinthians 5:7 AMP
For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.
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Better to walk by faith with the Lord in the dark
Than to walk alone in the light by sight
Because with the Lord by my side
I know the darkness will be ever so bright!

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Psalm 139:10-12 AMP
10 Even there shall Your hand lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me and the night shall be [the only] light about me, 12 Even the darkness hides nothing from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You.

Hebrews 11:6 AMP
But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].
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Hard Pressed

August 3, 2011

2 Corinthians 4:7But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

Lord Jesus in the hard times help me to remember, when I am weak You are strong. Help me to rely on, lean on and trust in You, both in and out of hard pressed times. Help me to find joy in knowing that when things are hard for me, Your goodness will always shine through. For even the darkness is not dark to You!

After I prayed the above prayer, I looked up the phrase Even the darkness is not dark to You from Ps 139:12.

The word study gives the sense that there is NO darkness dark enough to hide you from the Lord’s sight or reach. This brought a smile to my face. 🙂

But through the verse before the Lord really touched my heart with the joy only He can bring!

If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,” -Ps 139:11.

Another word for overwhelm here is crush! It’s as if the Lord told me not to worry about the overwhelming darkness – there is no circumstance dark enough to crush me or hide me from the Lord’s sight or hand ….

Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me. -Ps 139:10

This I declare of the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I am trusting Him.-Ps 91:2 NLT

Word Study

From NetBible Ps 139:12

  • NASB = Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You.
  • Net = even the darkness is not too dark for You to see
  • NLT = but even in darkness I cannot hide from You

From NetBible Ps 139:11

  • NASB = If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,”
    • overwhelm[07779] = to crush, to fall upon

From NetBible Ps 139:10

  • NASB = Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me.
    • hand[03027] = strength, power
    • lay hold[0270] = grasp, take possession of