“Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine. Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.” (Psalm 33:18–22).
Andrew Murray expresses so beautifully how opposing ideas have perfect harmony in the Lord our God. “Fear and hope are generally thought to be in conflict with each other, but in the presence and worship of God they are found side by side in perfect and beautiful harmony. And this is because in God Himself all apparent contradictions are reconciled. Righteousness and peace, judgment and mercy, holiness and love, infinite power and infinite gentleness, a majesty that is exalted above all heaven, and a condescension that bows very low, meet and kiss each other.”
Waiting on God, Renaissance Classics, 2012, page 25.
Our confidence in God with perfect harmony in all His character give us the ability to wait on Him, knowing that His steadfast love will be our shield while we wait for Him to sustain and deliver us in all that we face. His eye is on YOU!
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