There's a room everyone talks about. All who come out of it speak of nothing but good things. "It revealed a lot of things to me", one said. "I saw beauty", said another. You could hear the excitement in their voice. You eagerly await your chance at the room.
You enter the room but it is dark, pitch black. You begin to wonder what the others were excited about. You walk out of the room in frustration and cry out: "It's dark!!! I can't see anything!!" Then someone responds, "When you enter the room, take 3 steps, stretch your right arm and flick the switch."
You hurry back, do exactly that and suddenly everything is clear. The room, previously obscure and mysterious becomes visible. The details are all laid bare to see, handle and experience...." The beauty they were talking about is before you, clear, full of colour and vibrant. Not that the room was empty, but the entrance of the light...
The verse from Ps 119: 130 says:
"The entrance of thy words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple"
The words God speak gives light.
The unfolding of God's word gives light.
By the light that comes from the opening of God's words, everything becomes clearer. The previously obscure and mysterious become visible. The details are all laid bare to see, handle and experience.
This process results in understanding and clarity for our naive and most times confused minds. Doubts begin to melt away, The light from God's words permeates the dark and cloudy spots in our hearts. Everything becomes clear full of colour and vibrant.
This is not a one-time thing, it is a process
"We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts." 2 Pet 1: 19
In the verse above, Peter gives us the process through which the entrance of the word of God produces light in our hearts. "..do well to pay attention to it" he says.
The imagery here is very telling. Before dawn, it seems as if the darkness is still overpowering. The flickers of light seem very distant. But keep paying attention to that word, for the morning star is rising.
In your heart, it is rising. Those doubts that seem to cloud your vision of God, give it time. Keep paying attention to the word till the morning star breaks through that darkness. All will be visible. You'll find understanding.
Keep being available for the light of God's word.
Keep being intentional with God.
Keep striving to know Him.