Many are saying, "Who will show us any good?" Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O LORD!Psalm 4:6(NASB)
We live in a fallen world that was a result of man's sin. The earth was cursed, man died spiritually, and for a brief season, Satan has taken the reins of power and has become the prince of the power of the air... and the god of this age.
This fallen angel rules a fallen world through the medium of fallen man, in an attempt to thwart the perfect plans and purposes of our perfect God. But Satan will never succeed, and God's perfect, unbreakable plan that the perfect Man, Christ Jesus, will rule and reign as God's appointed king over Israel and Saviour of the world, will happen in God's perfect timing and in God's perfect way.
Evil, pain, disasters, and death are the result of sin, and God in His grace set out to conquer sin, death, and hell by sending His only begotten Son to become the propitiation for our sins - and not for ours only but for the sins of the whole world.
But fallen man who lives in a fallen world, will sometimes look to around and wonder where God is in all our difficulties and pain and cry out, "Who will show us any good?" But all good and perfect gifts are from our faithful Father in heaven, and all the evil that has engulfed this fallen world has its root in sin.
David was a man that was beset by evil and pain, rejection and loss, but He was a man who knew His God and was able to quote the blessing that Aaron, the High Priest of Israel, first prayed over the people of God: "Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O LORD."
As the people of God, we too can be beset with evil, pain, disasters, and distresses in life, but we know that our God is a faithful God who is full of loving-kindness towards us.
Praise God that sin shall not have dominion over us, and our Saviour has already broken the power of sin and death in our life - for God in His grace chose to conquer sin, death, and hell, by sending His only begotten Son to become the propitiation for our sins.
Heavenly Father, I praise You that You are a faithful God and pray that You would lift up Your countenance upon me, O Lord, and give me Your peace in my heart, this day and forevermore, AMEN.