As you step out upon the path that God has called you to,
I’m comforted to know that God Himself will go with you.
And often, as I kneel in prayer, I’ll lift you to the Lord
And claim for you the grace and strength He’s promised in His Word.
The future is as bright as God’s promises, it’s true—
I’m sure that God has many blessings held in store for you!
But since this world is not a friend to those who walk in Light,
The joy of serving God will not be yours without a fight.
The road ahead may lead to places distant and unknown;
Perhaps there’ll be a narrow bridge that must be crossed alone.
And on the way, no doubt, you’ll pass through deserts hot and dry,
And days so full of darkness that your hope will seem to die.
But God, Who out of darkness first commanded forth the light,
Has lit His fire within your heart; for you have had a sight
Of glory in the face of Christ, through day and night the same—
And all the darkness in the world cannot put out this flame!
So when the difficulties come and threaten with defeat,
Just keep your eyes turned up to God, not toward your stumbling feet,
And when your strength begins to die, your courage to depart,
The breath of God will blow rekindling fire into your heart.
May the light of God’s Word warm your heart and brighten your path!
For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. II Corinthians 4:6
“I am the light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 8:12
For Thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness. Psalm 18:28
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105