There was music in the wind chimes. It was not the melody I wanted to hear, but the song the Lord had for me to hear. The notes I did not know but soothing were its lyrics. That was what God wanted me to be—peaceful in my spirit and speech. His calming voice was soft and low commanding my attention.
The Lord’s instruction comes unexpectedly. This time it was on a printed page of a hurting saint who was rejoicing. Her soul and spirit were in communion with the Lord. She realized her physical and emotional pain would soon pass as she pondered her heart and soul in light of eternity.
God’s comforting hand holds ours through the throes of life. He is there when we think no one cares. But sometimes, probably most of the time, we do not recognize his presence, but he is there. He promised never to leave us or forsake us.
His Word has a way of pinpointing our problem. We have a way of ignoring his divine company. He is our constant companion even when we do not acknowledge he is there. His faithfulness often shows in an action of quietly doing what he does best—abiding with us constantly. That is what he does. His ever-present companionship refreshes our spirit. Even when we do not recognize his divine presence, he helps us constantly.
Our self-pity and arrogance are selfishness in action. However, our arrogance can be a camouflaged cry for mercy and companionship. By turning our attention from self to godliness, Jesus has us in a place of usefulness. When those thoughts of his divine presence come into focus, it changes our outlook—to him, not our body and mind.
May our thoughts and prayers be to him for his glory, not the temporal cares of this life.