Psalms 16:7-11 NLT
I will bless the lord who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me. I know the lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety. For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your holy one to rot in the grave. You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.
PERSONAL COMMENTARY …
Yes, He guides me, even in those seasons of trial, even in those seasons of mourning – He is always with me. And we pass through these seasons, not left devastatingly destroyed and crushed by our circumstances (even though at times it may seem that we come quite close) –
But once we have come out the other side, He is proven faithful and true, we will know one day what purpose it served in our life and the life of those around us, and it will be clear to us. But today, we hold on in faith.
You have offered us this imperishable life of Christ alive in us, reshaping and remolding us in preparation for our final destination – eternity not limited by the confines of this current physical body and life.
This life is but a shadow of what lies ahead, so let’s prepare ourselves with those things that matter most, and let’s welcome our brothers and sisters to join us on this wonderful journey.
Let’s know the beauty and love and value that can be found in each and every person that we encounter each day, and let’s remind them off that in the way that we treat them today. Let’s see past the chains and struggles and circumstances of their life, and let’s plant and water the seed of Christ in their life.
I love you friend, and my hope today is that we can love and encourage those around us. A door held open, a smile, a wave, a thank you, a hug, a prayer, and a truthful, encouraging word may turn the perspective of another just enough to help them through a struggle today. Imagine if we all supported and loved and encouraged each other openly – even those we don’t agree with – won’t that help us all find common ground and agreement, rather than argument over who is “more right” and who is “more wrong”?
Let’s be light and salt in our lives today, friends. I love you.