|“But let all who take refuge in you be |
glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread
your protection over them, that those
who love your name may rejoice in you.”
What kind of spirit do we display to the world? Are we a “Gloomy Gus” or a “Gloomy Girty” all the time? Do we wear a frown far more often than we wear a smile? Do we always project gloom and doom? Or, are we joyful, content, and full of a positive energy when we greet the world each day
We have much reason to be joyful. God has loved us, forgiven us, blessed us, and opened up a pathway to holiness for us. He has taken away the penalty for our sins. He has given us a Savior in His Son, Jesus. He has placed His Spirit within us. He has poured out His richest blessings on us.
We have every reason to sing with the Psalmist these words from Psalm 5:11:
But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
In our joy, we also can ask God for His help. That’s what the Psalmist does in this verse. He praises God for who He is and also asks Him for divine protection.
As we begin this new day, let’s not hesitate to ask God to protect us all through the day. Then, let’s greet this day with a song in our hearts—a song of praise because we have taken refuge in the God who loves us with a love that will not ever end.