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Psalm 107, 111-114Psalm 112:1, “Praise the Lord. Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in His commands.”

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It's said that a picture is worth a thousand words. That is the appeal of looking through photos and reminiscing. We see people and experiences from the past and recall the scenes and emotions from those moments. We can even gaze into an unknown scenario and surmise the feelings and events of the day as we get a sneak peek into the lives of others. Pictures can enable us to take a step back in time and, in a way, be a part of the scene also.Psalm 112 is a snapshot of what it looks like to be a Christ-follower. The Psalmist paints a portrait of those who fear the Lord, revere, and trust Him. We sense the confidence that comes from a life that not just obeys His commands but truly delights in them. We see the strength and ease of mind that comes from knowing we don’t always have to be in control — He is. We view a heart at peace, even in the most difficult times, because we have a healthy reverence for God’s almighty power.In times of uncertainty, when unsettling fear creeps in, remember that if you are a Christ-follower, you are part of His family photo. You never know what the future holds, but you know Who holds it. So, today, be confident in that and create a desire for others to catch a glimpse of Jesus in the portrait of your life.

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Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your constant guidance and strength. Help me always remember that Your ways are so much better than mine. I will walk in Godfidence today, knowing that You orchestrate my days and direct my path. In Jesus’ name, Amen.