“‘But may they who love you be like the sun
when it rises in its strength.'”
Be encouraged today as we seek to live in a broken world, in a life that might be messy, yet continue to seek God and his holiness. The ones who follow the Lord, the ones he loves, he will not let them go, but he will guide their steps along the way, protect them from evil, give them strength to run like the noon sun.
Like the Psalm beautifully sings,
“Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—
the Most High, who is my refuge—
no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
no plague come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways.” (Psalm 91:9-11)
“The world is firmly establised,
it cannot be moved.”
God is in control of our world, no matter how things look to the naked eye. The world is in chaos to the human eyes, but it is anchored in God’s grace. He knows, and sees what’s going on, and everything falls perfectly into His grand plan. It moves toward the direction that he leads, to a destination that he has predestined. It will not get out of control like we so often fear, because the Lord is the Almighty King, the Creator and Sustainer of the universe, and He does not change. His love endures forever. We can trust and rest in Him with our today, and tomorrow. His grace is sufficient for us.
“May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us;
establish the work of our hands for us-
yes, establish the work of our hands.”
What a beautiful vision to have the beauty of the Lord rest upon us! Our greatest joy as children of God is expressed well in Psalm 27:4, “I ask only one thing from the LORD. This is what I want most: Let me live in the LORD’s house all my life, enjoying the LORD’s beauty and spending time in his palace.” (ERV)
As we dwell in his house, see his glory, and discover his will (EXB), the Lord himself establish the work of our hands for us – the work that he prepared in advance for us to do through these hands that are created by him and belong to him (Ephesians 2:10). What a comfort and blessing that we don’t live or work alone, or without purpose, but we live and work in and with our Creator and Savior, in this temple which his favor dwells, for his glory!