“You have shown me the path to life, and you make me glad by being near to me.
Sitting at your right side, I will always be joyful.” (Psalms 16: 11, Contemporary English Version)
God is our companion and guide. He is taking us on the right course and instructing us along the way. His goodness and clarity and fearless confidence is always with us, defending and encouraging and assuring that we stay the course, see the truest Life for ourselves, and accept its great possibilities, day by day.
God’s qualities of Love, Truth, peace, harmony, are the very demonstration of Life. God is showing us the way the path looks and that the destination is already reached by being on that course, walking in Life and with Love by our side and in our hearts. This is the fulfillment of Life: to walk daily in God’s grace. It is to be with Him, and not in defiance of Him—rejecting both good and our own true identity.
We can also be still in this awareness of His presence. We can sit and relish Life, the fact that we are safe and sound right now and that this moment contains power in its grateful pause. To sit at God’s “right side” is to be in a place of honor and power. It is by aligning ourselves with, trusting, getting comfortable and friendly with divine Love, that we feel at ease in a place of peace and reflected authority. This place is rightfully ours, because God put us there and remains with us.
In His presence and with His light to guide us and companion us, we can let go of the sense of burden and grief and worry. We can, like the Psalmist, simply and always be joyful!
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