“I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory”
‘Miracles don’t stick.’
So said a friend recently. He was commenting on the attitude of the disciples as they travelled with Jesus. Notwithstanding the power that they had seen Him exercise they were still anxious and agitated whenever the next problem arose. Many of us would see that same tendency in ourselves.
Yet Scripture teaches that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8) He has not run out of power nor has He chosen to now desert us. On the contrary His promise is to ‘be with you always.’
David has this sense of God. Whenever he gets into trouble and whenever he is in need his first thought seems to be to turn to God. He tells God how he is, reminds himself of God’s love and power, and expresses his trust that God will see him through. These words of his are telling. He has ‘seen You’ and ‘beheld Your power and Your glory.’ He has been strongly aware of God in the sanctuary during worship and has been aware of His power and glory in his own life. As he reminds himself of this he can say with prayerful confidence.
“My soul clings to you; your right hand holds me fast.” (Psalm 63:8 CCP)
Our memories of God are important – both those that come to us through Scripture as well as the precious encounters in our own lives. They tell of a God who is personal, loving and intimate, and always present.
My soul clings to You; Your right hand holds me fast
Lord Jesus help me to trust in Your love, presence and power, that will be sufficient for all my needs as I walk with You into eternity. Amen.