Sunday, April 28, 2019

Devotional for Sunday, April 28, 2019
“My Lord! The Health of My Countenance”
by Dona Hake
“The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.”
Numbers 6:24-26  
We have all experienced walking through tough times, and we see how it affects our soul and emotions.One’s countenance is his or her appearance that is reflecting what is going on inside of them.   I love this scripture because is shows us that we are able to shine the light and love of the Lord from our countenance as we permit Him to do so.
Many times our countenance is a give away of what is going on inside of us even when we think we are hiding it so well. When one loses hope or they experience disappointment, they can feel sadness and gloom flood their soul, and this will always affect the soul.   In the Psalms David understood that no matter what happened that his hope had to be in God, and that He alone would bring health back to his countenance.

Psalm 42:11 Jubilee Bible 2000

“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why
art thou disquieted within me? Wait thou for God, for I shall yet praise him,
who is the saving health of my
countenance and my God.”
Lord, I thank you this day for being able to live this life immersed in your joy, peace, and strength.   You are the One that is the saving health of my countenance!   As I look up to You this day I rejoice that Your countenance is shining down upon me.   Help me to  walk in the joy and peace and all the good things that You are.    I thank You that there are  lives that can be touched this day as I permit Your love to shine through me.   In Jesus Name! Amen!