Letting in the Son

“Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.”  – Psalm 43:3 (NIV)

The first hints of daylight peek through the windows calling me awake.  I lie there in the fading shadows of the night thinking of all that needs done.


As my mind races, I remember the Lord and how he crafted this day, and I thank him for it.  I want to stay in this quiet time of praise, but my thoughts have cast themselves on other matters even before I realize it.


I swing out of bed, and as my feet touch the floor, I’m reminded of what I must do before anything else.


I must open the curtains.


God in his graciousness reminds me that I must choose how my day will begin.


Do I go to the window and let the Son in, or do I keep a “veil” between us?


It’s a routine I started a few years ago that’s become my mark of dependence on the Lord.


Most days I choose to peel back the fabric and let him work, but some days there’s a battle to pull me, once again, towards the bleak hole of depression where darkness works to consume me.


In this state,  I lose sight of my Heavenly Father – forgetting all he has taught me.  In a panic to find control, I force the reins and push to live my way.


If I give into my sufficiency, the day is sure to become a trial filled with insecurity, frustration, and fear.


On the other hand, if I approach the window – approach the Lord, my day will flow closer to the joy, peace, and growth he designed for me.


For some the battle to stay in the light is an everyday reality, and choosing to open the curtains is a much harder decision.


So let us fight to strip away our “veils” and allow the Lord in, trusting in his goodness and strength.  He promises to draw close, tending to us in a way we can hardly imagine.


One day I hope to go to the window without having to think about the choice I need to make.  I want to gladly fling open the curtains, let Him in, and live – everyday at his side.


Hope in Motion

Let’s hit the road and see where God takes us this week!

  1. Read Lamentations 3:22-24, write it down, and recite it often.
  2. Invite God to draw closer to you first thing in the morning, as your day unfolds, or as you head to bed.  It doesn’t matter when – just do it!
  3. How do you find hope in Christ when you’re feeling depressed or sad?  Leave a comment!

6 Replies

  1. It is so amazing to me how some days it comes so easily to me to go toward the window, and others I am too distracted by a whirlwind of thoughts to see all the blessings in my life. I’m excited to make this verse one of my frequent touchstones.

  2. Renee

    Thank you for your blog! I so look forward to the blessings of hope and encouragement thru your insights and the weekly devotionals : )

  3. To find hope in Christ I take a moment to reflect on the blessings He has already given me and I ruminate on those things. Reminding myself of how good God is brings hope for the future.

    1. Yes, staying focused on how the Lord already works in our life gives us strength when harder days come. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Lori West

    What a perfect verse for this devotional. My hope is in HIM! Enjoying your blog and look forward to the weekly devotions.

    1. Thank you, we’re delighted you’re here!

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