Every day, I stand in awe

By Jan Davis
Special to The PREVIEW

Psalm 33:8 — “Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.”

Today, I stand in awe of our Lord and Savior.

When I pause and reflect upon God’s mercy and grace he showers over me, I stand in awe of his goodness and faithfulness.

He knew me before I was conceived in my mother’s womb. He showed mercy when I felt unlovable and undeserving of His love. His grace is constant in my life, yesterday, today and forever.

I stand in awe.

His love surrounds me in the beauty of his creation. From my deck I see the majestic mountains as the sun is rising in the east and I feel his joy for a new day. I sense His presence as I feel the wind in my face. I see His sovereignty in the stately pines and aspens. I find His peace in the flowing rivers and streams. I know His confidence as I watch the eagles soar effortlessly in the sky.

Everywhere I look, I see His goodness and faithfulness to His creation and I stand in awe.

The sun will set in the mountains tonight, displaying His majesty, and I will have hope for a new tomorrow. As the seasons come and go, the leaves will fall from the aspens, making a canopy on top of the frozen ground, the rivers and streams will freeze over and the mountains will be covered with a layer of fresh snow. Yet His mercy and grace towards me will be renewed each morning and His goodness and faithfulness will remain unwavering.

I stand in awe.

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This story was posted on December 5, 2013.