Those who live at the ends of the earth
stand in awe of your wonders.
From where the sun rises to where it sets,
you inspire shouts of joy.
– Psalm 65:8 New Living Translation (NLT)
What can inspire shouts of joy in us? Especially when things in our lives have gone awry, can our faith still inspire us to joy? The scripture says that we stand in awe of God’s wonders. Perhaps that is what creates joy in us even through hard times.
When I am feeling that all is lost, which does happen occasionally, I know that I can find solace in the deep green hue of a leaf, in the gentle breeze, in the dew of early morning, in the solitude of the setting sun.
For these wonders of God, I am most grateful. The next time I have faltering faith and shrinking joy, I may well find myself where the sun sets. There I can be re-created and renewed.