In the light of the King’s face is life, and His favor is like a cloud of the latter rain. Proverbs 16:15
How refreshing is that wonderful presence of God. You can have the most miserable week but turn your face to the King and be refreshed. Like tipping your head back in a gentle rain, feeling all clean and fresh as if the rain itself washed it all away.
I’m reminded of His goodness in so many ways. Hopefully this week, you’ve been reminded to be thankful, to worship and pray. May it challenge you to step up to the table and eat of the good things God has provided for you. His Word. It contains everything we need for life and godliness (II Peter 1:3). It leads us into all truth (John 16:13). It constantly arms us for battle (Ephesians 6:10-18) and assures of victory (Romans 8:37).
What great and precious promises we’ve been given to hold onto. Don’t let go! Not when opposition comes (and it will), when temptations come to conform (and they will), tests and trials (will come as promised). Stand firm on the Word and keep it before your face, going in your ears and coming out your mouth. Get the picture?
Don’t let anything or anyone separate you from the love of God and His promises. They’re more real than anything you can see with your physical eyes or hear with your physical ears. Let His report be louder than the report of your boss, your doctor, your friends and enemies. You are a child of a mighty, living and powerful God who will never leave you. His promises are yes and amen, now and forever.
Father, You will keep me in perfect peace when my mind remains fastened to You and all You have promised. Thanks for that peace! It has been the support I’ve needed through the storms of life. I will rest in You today. I speak to the storm that would rock my boat-Peace! I speak to the fear that what You’ve promised just won’t happen-Peace! Thank You for wisdom for today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.