Psalm 4:6 “Many are asking, ‘Who can show us any good?’”
[This is because many are willfully blind to or continually distracted from seeing the constant flow of life-giving goodness you pour out on us every day, Lord. This includes your unending provision, your wonderful protection and the great attention from your heart to the details of our lives.
There is so much goodness that we cannot begin to count it all! From your keeping the stars in place to holding together every atom in the universe, you are doing what is beneficial for all human beings on every level, in every situation. You are marvelous, you are majestic, you are mightily good–powerfully, patiently, persistently, paternally so, and we praise you for it.
The greatest good you did for all people was coming to earth to redeem all, making it possible for all to become your children, if they will only believe. You knew, Lord Jesus, that you would have massive rejection when you came to live in the world as a man; you knew that from a human standpoint your time on earth would appear to be a failure; but you came anyway because you always know what is best, and do it irrelevant of what people think. And this all ended in a great triumph, the greatest victory in history.
“Let the light of your face shine upon us, O LORD.”
[And so you do every day, Lord, every minute without ceasing, looking upon us with love and grace and goodness. We praise you for the privilege of having you as our Heavenly Father.
In your love, you keep on giving everyone light through creation, through events and through believers. You speak through the Spirit and your Word, giving conviction, insight, wisdom, guidance and direction. And through your creation you provide ongoing good (sun and moon, clouds and rain, seasons and years, crops and animals) even though people take it for granted or complain about it.
Many, however, choose not to see your light, even though they have it: “The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world….In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind” (John 1:9,4). But the people of the world prefer darkness because their deeds are evil: the light of Christ makes unbelievers uncomfortable.
Help us to see all the God sightings you constantly give us, Lord, to live in the light of your presence, to walk in the light of your Word, to rejoice in the light of your love, seeing all that you provide every day, and giving you honor for your generous, gracious and good heart.]