I am truly thankful for evil being thrust into light…even in the midst of a self-motivated agenda. Many who know me intimately will know exactly what I am talking about and others hopefully will understand the heart of what I am sharing even though the details may seem cryptic.
Clearly what was intended for evil and harm, God is going to use for good. What was meant to cause devastation and ridicule has only exposed the perpetrator’s evil and self-centered desires. When you are secured in your identity in Christ it only takes a few seconds after being knocked down to realize that what was being lobbed can only cause you to trip, it can’t change who you are or how you are defined.
The beauty here is that in the desire to destroy, the real heart was exposed. Where there may have been uncertainties and questions, those are now are laid to rest as the full realization of how truly evil someone is has been exposed by their own selfish ambition. Evil has been brought out into the light and in the process a freedom realized that was struggling to find footing.
When your hope and faith are in Jesus and you live your life in the light, it’s only a matter of time before the darkness (evil) is revealed by the light. I am thankful that God has chosen to turn His light on us.
The LORD Is My Light and My Salvation
1 The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold[a] of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When evildoers assail me
to eat up my flesh,
my adversaries and foes,
it is they who stumble and fall.
3 Though an army encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear;
though war arise against me,
yet[b] I will be confident.
4 One thing have I asked of the LORD,
that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD
and to inquire[c] in his temple.
5 For he will hide me in his shelter
in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
he will lift me high upon a rock.
6 And now my head shall be lifted up
above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make melody to the LORD.
7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud;
be gracious to me and answer me!
8 You have said, “Seek[d] my face.”
My heart says to you,
“Your face, LORD, do I seek.”[e]
9 Hide not your face from me.
Turn not your servant away in anger,
O you who have been my help.
Cast me not off; forsake me not,
O God of my salvation!
10 For my father and my mother have forsaken me,
but the LORD will take me in.
11 Teach me your way, O LORD,
and lead me on a level path
because of my enemies.
12 Give me not up to the will of my adversaries;
for false witnesses have risen against me,
and they breathe out violence.
13 I believe[f] that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living!
14 Wait for the LORD;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the LORD!