Those who look to him are radiant
Their faces are never covered in shame
So let afflicted hear and rejoice
I will cry out, I will call out.
I sought the Lord, He answered me
He delivered me from my fears
Taste and see that the Lord is good
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him
The righteous man has many troubles
But God delivers him from them all
Fear the Lord, you his saints
He will redeem those who take refuge in Him
This song once again spoke to my heart today. I feel the last few years all I have done is walk in shame, guilt and self pity. I have realized that I am a person that really seeks the approval of others. I constantly struggle with wanting to be something or someone that people will approve of and like. When I look in the eyes of others I am usually looking to see if they see me as one that is worthy of love or acceptance. Will they like me, do I need to change who I am in order for that to happen...all questions that go through my head every day, every conversation. When will they leave, what will I do to stop them from liking me. But today felt good. As I thought and pondered the words of this song while at Worship today I was in awe how I could face the Lord with out shame. There have been times I thought I needed to be severely punished for some of the things I have done.
So my prayer is that in this life I will daily taste and see that the Lord is good. That I will face him with out my head down and choose just to be in awe that he has chosen me, instead of why he shouldn't. Blessed is he who takes refuge in Him. I am going to try my best to rest in that and choose to believe Him and say yes! I am Radiant.
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