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You Are My Lamp, O Lord

Updated: Jan 16, 2023

June 21, 2022

Today is the first day of summer, the longest day of the year. The sun doesn't seem to shine quite as brightly as it used to, but it's OK. The revelation light of God illuminates me on the inside and shines forth from within me. The lamp is the Lamb.

The Lord freed me of the need for medication after being dependent on antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotics for 15 years. He set me free from chronic pain and the need for pain medication after 16 years. I live fairly far north. For about half the year, there are long hours of physical darkness. Last fall I felt that darkness and the spiritual darkness of this world encroaching rapidly on my mind and my soul. I have no other option. It has to be HIM now who lights up my mind. So when I felt the darkness and the accompanying fear coming on, I told him there was no hope unless he himself lit up my mind and soul. And he answered me. I knew he could do it. He is the one who formed the nerve fibers, synapses, and neurotransmitters that light up my mind. He formed all that FROM DUST and gave me breath by his Spirit. Of course he can lighten my darkness.


The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

- Genesis 1:2-3.

For you are my lamp, O Lord, and my God lightens my darkness.

- 2 Samuel 22:29.

For it is you who light my lamp; the Lord my God lightens my darkness.

- Psalm 18:28.

But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,

which shines brighter and brighter until full day.

- Proverbs 4:18

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.

- Isaiah 9:2.

the people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned.”

- Matthew 4:16.

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.

- Isaiah 60:1.

for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

- Ephesians 5:14.

In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

- John 1:4-5.

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

- John 8:12.

the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.

- 1 John 2:8.

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

- 1 Peter 2:9.

We now repeat his words to you: God is pure light. You will never find even a trace of darkness in him.

- 1 John 1:5.

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

- 1 John 1:7.

For God, who said, “Let brilliant light shine out of darkness,” is the one who has cascaded his light into us—the brilliant dawning light of the glorious knowledge of God as we gaze into the face of Jesus Christ.

- 2 Corinthians 4:6 TPT.

For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness.

- 1 Thessalonians 5:5.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

- James 1:17.

And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.

- Revelation 21:23

And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.

- Revelation 22:5

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