The joy of Your Presence, O God

You will show me the way of life,

granting me the joy of your presence

and the pleasures of living with you forever. 

-Psalm 16:11

I am feeling so much peace this early pre-dawn. Soon the responsibilities and realities will dawn on me and my age-old anxiety will return testing my faith but for now I am fully enjoying this moment of peace. It is my prayer this morning that your day may be filled with the joy of Jesus’ presence and the anticipation of the eternal life with Him fill you with strength and might to get you through this day no matter how testing it may be.

Let Your mercies come also to me, O Lord;

even Your salvation, according to Your word.   

-Psalm 119:41

How can we be at any moment safe or happy without the spirit of it? To walk as a saved sinner, “accepted in the Beloved,” conformed to His image, devoted to His service, sealed for His kingdom– this is, or should be, the sunshine for every day.

– An Exposition of Psalm 119, Charles Bridges

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