THE 18th OF NOVEMBER
WE CAN REJOICE IN ANY SITUATION IF WE CHOOSE TO LOOK AT THE LORD
They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces were not ashamed. Psalms 34:5
Let’s take a moment to think about what happens when we enter into God’s presence. Whenever we choose to focus on the Lord instead on focusing on what we are going through and start to praise our Lord for His love, tender mercy and loving kindness we may step into God’s presence. The more we praise the Lord and thank Him for what He did for us in the past, our countenances change and we become radiant, as our hearts are lightened by the joy of the Holy Spirit. God’s presence is His glory and lights up the faces of those who were unhappy in their distress, but chose to seek God.
Our Lord is always here for us and we should never be ashamed to boldly confess our faith in Him. God did not let down those who fled together with David to Abimelech, as they chose to trust Him and that is true for us too. Sometimes God chooses a different way to help us than what we have in mind, but however He does it, it will be the best way for us, in the long term.
Thank You my Lord for always being on my side and helping me out, whenever I put my trust in You. Please help me to see Your hand at work, even when You choose to help me in another way than what I have in mind and continue to praise You, knowing that what You do is always best for me. Please help me to always choose to praise You and enter in Your presence, no matter what I have to go through. Lord please help me to shine for you, so that people will see You in me and desire to be Yours too. The happiest place is in Your presence, dear Lord. Thank You for all Your mercy and grace. In the Name of Jesus I pray. Amen.