Hiding God’s Word in Your Heart
Some seasons of life seem darker than others. Sometimes all we can see is the next step and perhaps not even that. If you’ve been out in the countryside or in the mountains or really just about any area that is not close to the city, you may have noticed that on a moonless night your surroundings can seem black as pitch. You need some kind of light to see. You may reach for a flashlight, a lamp of some kind, a candle, even a match, but usually the need for some sort of illumination becomes a priority so that you can negotiate your way through the darkness.
David says, “I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons. I have set the Lord always before me; Because Heisat my right hand I shall not be moved.” Psalm 15:7,8 David declares that his heart instructs him in the night seasons. He is so confident that his heart will lead him in the right direction. How is that possible? We all know that the Word says that the heart can be very deceptive and wicked (Jeremiah 17:9). Here’s the possibility according to Psalm 119:11: “Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.”
Hiding God’s Word in our heart can bring us to a place in our night seasons where we can be instructed by the scripture hidden in our heart—not only the Word memorized but enlightenment that the Holy Spirit brings to the Word. And the really amazing part is that the scripture does not leave you in the dark. It WILL provide you with the light that you need: “Your word isa lamp to my feet And a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105 And this, “For You will light my lamp; The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.” Psalm 18:28
Today, if you feel a little lost, maybe darkness and uncertainty seem to surround you, remember the Lord. As you spend time in His Word, it will light your way, giving you counsel and wisdom. Hide His Word in your heart; let it keep you from sin; let it instruct you and protect you and carry you through yourdarkest moments.