Psalm 27:1 NIV
Darkness can represent evil, fear and the unknown. Light brings all the opposites: good, peace and guidance. When light replaces darkness, suddenly we can see where we are and where we should go. We don’t fear light as much as we fear the dark. Sometimes we can feel like we’re in darkness, that we’re stuck in a bad situation and can’t see the way out. Or perhaps we’re not sure which direction we should take, or feel like we’re surrounded by fear. But God is light. And when we bring Him into the dark situation, His light changes things. The Bible says: ‘You, LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light’ (Psalm 18:28 NIV). His light can show us which way to go and show us how to get closer to Him. ‘Send me your light and truth to guide me. Let them lead me to your holy mountain, to where you live’ (Psalm 43:3 NCV). And when we do feel like we’re in darkness, there’s no need to fear. David wrote: ‘The LORD is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear?’ and that’s echoed in Romans, ‘If God is for us, who can be against us?’ (Romans 8:31 NIV). Light has ultimately overcome the darkness, so we don’t need to be afraid. We can confidently say the same as David: ‘Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me’ (Psalm 23:4 NIV). No darkness is greater than God’s light and no evil can ultimately overcome God’s goodness. We’ve got God on our side, so who can be against us?