Where can I go to escape Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? 8 If I go up to heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, You are there. 9 If I live at the eastern horizon or settle at the western limits, 10 even there Your hand will lead me; Your right hand will hold on to me. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me, and the light around me will be night”— 12 even the darkness is not dark to You. The night shines like the day; darkness and light are alike to You.
I speak a great deal about breaking chains and shattering darkness; one would say… deliverance! I speak of such things because I strongly believe in God’s power as He reigns supreme. This passage in Psalm 139 is another reminder of God’s strength over all things binding and dark in this world. Even more, this gives us hope because His promises are true.
After a challenging day both mentally and spiritually, it is beyond refreshing to read of His strength. I was quickly reminded of the dark forces that seek to destroy God’s creation. There remains in a fallen world such selfishness, hate, and down right destain for even fellow Christian brothers and sisters that it is almost tangible. In times of trouble, I ensure that I am fully clothed in the armor of God, and I sharpen the sword, which is the word of God – there is no other way to battle!
Here in Psalm 139 we see that even though we may face darkness and feel completely overwhelmed, one flicker of God’s light is enough to pierce through the largest enemy force. Satan does not have enough resources or power to withstand the light/strength of God Almighty. Wherever you are today, know God is with you! It is imperative that we make a choice daily to remain under His wing! When we consciously decide to reside in Him, then His mighty right hand guides and guards.
The darkness is simply that – dark and death. If you find yourself away from His mighty right hand, you are still not alone. You may often turn around wondering how you got so far way. However, God never leaves. He is not afraid of dark places because “even the darkness isn’t dark to Him.” Every step He makes sets off blinding light because He is pure, holy, and perfect! Allow Him to carry you to His resting place.