Ah, morning of a new day. The dark of the night passes.
Psalm 91 speaks of the terror by night and where we should place our trust: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, ‘My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!’ For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper, and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. You will not be afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day; of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.” (NAS)
David had many enemies. So do I. Not enemies with slings and arrows who seek to kill me as they sought to kill David, but enemies in thought, fears of the future, all the human foibles that are so prevalent in today’s world.
It is in God and in His word that I find answers. It is in knowing Jesus that I can know the sweetness of life and in hiding His word in my heart that I can find peace. Psalm 19 tells me: “The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The commandments of the LORD are right, bringing joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are clear, giving insight to life. Reverence for the LORD is pure, lasting forever. The laws of the LORD are true; each one is fair. They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb.” (NLT)
Ah, morning of a new day. This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it!
7:57 a.m. – 2002-07-09