On Sunday, as we worshipped together, we sang to the Lord, “You are good!” This truth just exploded in my heart. I heard the Lord saying that He is good - even in the hard things, the things we don’t understand, and the things that break our hearts. As I looked around, I saw the glory of the Lord reflected on the faces of those around me, even some who are currently facing intense trials. He is good and His goodness is not changed by our circumstances.
During the night Saturday, the full moon shone so brightly it almost seemed to be lit from within. As I enjoyed its beauty, the Lord reminded me of the moon’s completely barren nature. The moon only shines with light reflected when it is turned toward the sun. It is a dark and desolate rock, yet its lovely glow has inspired many. In the presence of the Lord on Sunday, I saw the truth that if we turn to Him in our dark times, we can shine with His glory even though our situations look as bleak as a lunar landscape.
“Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.”
“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.”
Psalm 34:5, 8
Abba Father, please give us grace to keep our faces turned to You, no matter what is going on in our lives. Please help us trust Your goodness no matter what comes our way. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.