Psalm 5:11 But let all who take refuge in You be glad; let them ever sing for joy, and may You shelter them, that those who love Your name may exult in You.
We’re all living in a reality that is new to most of us. The one where trusting God means more than just praying that a relationship works out, or praying for a promotion, or whatever situation seemed so important just a few short weeks ago. Now trusting God means trusting Him with our lives, with our livelihoods, and with the lives of those that we hold dear. It means trusting that the Word God breathes into us will be the air in our lungs. And I’ll be the first to admit, there are moments that fear catches me just the same as I’m sure it catches you. I’ve got a pre existing condition that shows up on the CDC lists, glaring at me like a typo that refuses to correct itself. A not so gentle reminder that we are dust.
But here we are.
Now that we’re being asked to shelter in place, let’s remember the One who really provides our shelter. The kind we can depend on, the kind that’s really real. Because we’ve always been dust; fragile bodies refusing to remind ourselves of how fleeting this life is. But He promises us shelter. And He promises us joy. As we shelter in our homes, let’s remember that. Let’s take refuge in His shelter. And let’s claim our joy.
What can you find joy in today?