Lamentations 3:25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;
This morning as I was considering what I would write, my mind was filled with lots of stuff. We have a lot going on and my mind was just cluttered with details and concerns. As I was trying to focus upon the Lord, the following song began playing in my mind. Mentally, I stopped and just listened – allowing the words and music to minister to me.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases – His mercies never come to an end – They are new every morning – New every morning – Great is thy faithfulness O Lord – Great is thy faithfulness
It’s a lovely song and its impact upon me was significant. I experienced a settling calm that was like the Lord saying, “Peace – be still.” to the storm in my thoughts. I thought of how the first rays of dawn dispel the darkness – and the beauty of a sunrise. The turbulence in my mind just faded away. But it was more than just having a sense of peace in my mind so I could better do the task at hand.
It was Him. It was experiencing Him and His goodness to me. The peace was and is a blessing – but far greater is the blessing of being captivated by who He is. Think of the ten lepers who all were healed. One – a Samaritan – came back to Jesus praising God and he threw himself at Jesus’ feet. The healing was wonderful but foremost, he had to express his praise to God and his thankfulness to Jesus.
May we all more deeply recognize that our hope is in the Lord. Today, may we more deliberately look to Him and seek Him in the midst of our daily life. If we do, we will experience a heightened awareness of His goodness and His presence with us. The fact that the Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him is not just a theological truth – it is an experiential reality for us to enjoy each day.
Here is a link to this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJbXDoK_AAs