The Perfect Revelation of the Lord // Psalm 19:1-4
19 The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
2 Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.
I’ve been sick for almost two months now. Bronchitis wrecked me during the holidays/November and stuck around until it was full-blown pneumonia. The end and start of the year were ROUGH but praise God I finally got the right meds, and now I’m finally feeling like a human again. Two months of coughing fits and no sleep meant I was awake at all hours and almost every morning I watched the sunrise. I was angry initially but even though I was super sick I could feel God beckoning my soul in the midst of the discomfort.
When I’m overwhelmed or feel burdened I usually read the Psalms. With the sickness and loss of my grandfather these past few weeks, I found myself engulfed in them daily as they comforted and encouraged me. The other day I found myself in Psalm 19. You can read it above. It kind of rendered me speechless as I began to read about how the sky was speaking. That even in my coughing spasms and tears God was still speaking to me, He was still showing me that he was at work, that He was moving on my behalf and that in that the same sky that I was staring at through the night and into the early morning was actually inviting me to LISTEN and UNDERSTAND that God was bigger than all of what I was facing.
Not sure who needs to hear this today, but sometimes even in the saddest and darkest, God will call you out in the darkest hours of the night to allow you to watch his handiwork. Not to show off, but to remind you that YOU are also his handiwork. Some mornings the sunrise will be breathtaking others the light just will appear in gray clouds that don’t speak to his majesty but rather His faithfulness. So be encouraged — He is actively working, moving and shaking things up for your character building, for your good, to pour hope on you when you can’t find the hope or feel his peace. If I’ve learned anything these past few weeks, as I meander through the morning hours it’s even though there will be times I cannot find or feel what my next step is in the darkness of my feelings or circumstance, if I just wait long enough the sun will eventually rise and the path will become clear.