“I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.” -Psalm 34:4-5
I LOVE this picture. As I seek Him, cry out to Him, trust Him, He delivers me from my fears…from my troubles…from everything that presses in on me or keeps me from being free. As I look to HIM, my face is never covered with shame. He doesn’t want me to live our lives covered with guilt and shame. If I have done wrong, I confess, I cry out, He delivers me, His grace covers me, He redeems me, and I come out RADIANT from looking to Him! Only Jehovah could do that.
I am learning that turning to Him as my refuge before I sin (because of my frustration, anger, stress, etc) brings me more joy and radiance. But He can redeem any sin. And He convicts us of our sin…He doesn’t criticize or blame or oppress us..He doesn’t bring shame…He brings radiance 🙂