THE SENSE OF GOD’S PRESENCE
“Blessed are the people who know jubilation! O Lord, they walk in the light of your countenance, and in your name they rejoice all the day…” (Ps 88/89: 14/15-16)
Two things are mentioned here, which are closely connected: 1. Walking in God’s “countenance” and 2. Rejoicing in His name “all the day.” When I call upon God’s name, wherever and whenever throughout my day, I find myself consciously “walking in the light of His countenance”; that is, I sense God’s presence amidst any situation, conversation, activity, or inactivity. And this sense brings me joyous “blessedness”; an assurance that all is good, even very good, in His hands.
Today let me call His name throughout my day; let me walk not in darkness, but in the light of His countenance. “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, the sinner.”