Psalm 4:6 “Many are asking, ‘Who can show us any good?’ ”
[This is because many are willfully blind to the constant flow of life-giving goodness you pour out on us, Lord: your unending provision, your wonderful protection, the great attention from your heart to the details of our lives. People often choose not to see your light: “The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him” (John 1:9,10). The people of the world prefer darkness because their deeds are evil: the light of Christ makes unbelievers uncomfortable.
You knew, Lord Jesus, that you would have this 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 know what is best, and do it irrelevant of what people think. You keep on giving light (conviction, insight, wisdom, guidance and direction) and providing good (sun and moon, clouds and rain, seasons and years, crops and animals) even though people take it for granted, or complain about it.
There is so much goodness we cannot count it! From your keeping the stars in place to holding together every atom in the universe, you are doing what is spiritually beneficial for all human beings on every level, in every situation. You are marvelous, you are majestic, you are forever good–powerfully, patiently, persistently, paternally so, and we praise you for it.]
“Let the light of your face shine upon us, O LORD.”
[And so you do every day, every minute without ceasing, with love and grace and goodness. We praise you for the privilege of having you as our Heavenly Father. Help us to live in the light of your face, to rejoice in the light of your presence, noting all that you provide every day, giving you honor for your generous, gracious and good heart.]