Our Light in the Darkness — Shabbat Shalom from Pastor Israel

Psalm 32:7 — “You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.”

As David was praying and praising the Lord for being his hiding place, rejoicing in God’s deliverance, a prophetic spirit came over him, which often happens when we’re praising God, and He prophesied God’s words over his own life.

Oftentimes, when we are praising the Lord, giving Him glory for being our refuge, leading and delivering us, He will fill our hearts with His prophetic voice and proclamation, like He did here with King David.

Psalm 32:8 — “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.”

In Hebrew the word that is used to describe “instruct” or “teach” is or’kha

— meaning “your light”. God is saying He will be the light that will lead, reach and instruct you in the way you should go.

Can you imagine? God Himself is our light and He is directing us on our journey through dark paths, much like He did when He brought out the people of Israel from Egypt and led them through the desert at night by being their pillar of fire that shed light on their journey.

How incredibly encouraging to know God  promises to guide us with His eye (verse 8). You are seen by Him, even in the darkest hour of the night, the Lord not only sees you, He also shines light on your path to guide your steps out of the dark.