For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. — 2 Corinthians 4:6, ESV
Dear brethren, for Christ’s sake cherish every ray of light, every token of mercy and good, every blessing that God has bestowed upon you.
Oh, praise him! Let us educate ourselves to speak the language of faith. If Satan has cast his dark shadow across your path, look up in faith, and God will let his light shine upon you and dispel the darkness. Satan would like to have you cherish that shadow. He would like to have you view God through a cloud of his own making; but we are to be in a position of faith and confidence in God, where we can cherish every bright beam of light; having seen a token of God’s love, we are to say, “Here is an evidence that God is blessing me. I cherish this as a manifestation of his favor. I will gather up the precious jewels of his truth.” If you do this, you will be full of light. If you have been in the shadow, confess your unbelief, and then claim the promises of God by living faith, and come into the light of your Saviour.
If you have been educating your soul to gather up the dark chapters in your experience, turn over a new leaf and have a new, bright, cheerful experience; put your will wholly on the Lord’s side.
A good way to disperse darkness is to talk faith and courage. We are admonished in the word of God to fight the good fight of faith… If you have repented of your sins, and have confessed them to God, you need no longer go on in doubt and despondency. God does not want you to stand under a cloud. He wants you to come into the light, and to have confidence in him, knowing that you have committed your soul unto his keeping, as unto a faithful Creator.
Educate your thoughts in the line of God’s mercy. Educate your tongue to speak of his goodness. Train the whole mind and soul to act in faith… You are glorifying the prince of darkness when you give up your thoughts and words to follow in the shadow he casts on your pathway… When the darkness of the enemy begins to sweep over you, say, “I do love the Lord. I know that I love him, and I know that the Lord loves me, even me.”
By living faith, I grasp the hand of Jesus, and I am all light in the Lord. I do not look at self, I look to Jesus.
— Signs of the Times, March 18, 1889
I praise You, O Lord, in gratefulness for Your tender mercies and all the blessings You bestow upon me. By living faith I grasp Your hand and claim Your promise for the light that keeps the darkness from overshadowing me. I cherish Your bright beams of light and each manifestation of Your favor as evidence of Your blessings to me, even me. I commit my soul into Your keeping for You are my faithful Creator!