|Volume 21 Number 4 April 2019||
God is always aware of where we are, what we are doing, what we think and what we speak. He is with us always. “For His eyes are on the ways of man, And He sees all his steps” (Job 34:21). He knows our thoughts and our words. “For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O LORD, You know it all together” (Psalms 139:4). Nothing is hidden from His sight. “And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes to whom we must give account” (Hebrews 4:13).
God knows everything. “For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things” (1 John 3:20). God is aware of all our temptations, every worry, each broken heart, all illnesses and sorrows that we face. These are all known to Him.
What a comfort to experience care from one of whom it is said, “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!” (Romans 11:33). Under His watchful eye, God’s saints safely dwell in the hand that holds the universe and guards all His children well.
This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. Through the Lords mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, says my soul, Therefore I hope in Him! The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord. (Lamentations 3:21-26 NKJV)
The morning sun peaks its bright orange face above the horizon and sends its rays to gently awaken a slumbering world. Another day has begun as the darkness of the night melts away into the welcome light of morning. No matter the difficulties, pains, trials or disappointments that yesterday may have held, we begin this new morning upheld by the mercies of a loving Father. They are new every morning. We may not be as faithful as we should be, for we are humans filled with frailty and weakness, but the greatness of His faithfulness never fails.
Through every storm that rolls into our lives, for every tempestuous wind that tosses us about, for every tear stained moment on the rolling seas of anguish and despair, we can hold on tight. We never lose sight that God is our portion, the Comforter of our souls and the Hope Who Is ever constant and sure, anchoring us and holding us safely in the mighty power of His unshakable hand.
We will wait for Him. We will understand His care for us, and like a small child before Him, we will recognize that He knows how to take care of us in infinite wisdom and perfect foresight, which we do not and cannot have.
So, we will hope in Him, trust Him, seek Him, serve Him and love Him. We will accept His gracious willingness to be our Everlasting portion and our Father of lights.
When the shadows of the evening begin to fall, the sun lays down its weary head to rest, when the darkness envelops and the long night is upon us, we can know that the sun will again appear, even if it be in eternity, and that God’s mercies are new every morning and shall be forever more.