I have this verse highlighted and bookmarked in my Bible, and I often let my Bible fall open to it when I need encouragement. It’s comforting to hear a “she” in such a rich passage.

Obviously, the Psalmist was not writing this verse exclusively about me - Jessica Seale, so who is the “she” in this passage? At the time this passage was written, it was intended for God’s Chosen People, the Israelites. God was letting them know that he is and will be with them through all present and future captivities and trials... He would not forsake them, and through them would come a great blessing: the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

Now, through Christ’s sacrifice, those of us who have been redeemed by him can claim that promise for ourselves, whether male or female, Jew or Gentile.

So, what does God being in and working through me look like? It depends on the situation. It might mean reaching out to someone online who needs encouragement. It might mean showing this verse to a friend like I did a few weeks ago. It might even mean standing up for someone who is being hurt. Whatever God’s working in you and me looks like, we can know that he is with us, guiding us.

A thought on the second line of the verse: even when God seems to be silent, we can trust that he will come through right when we need him, as the passage says, “...at break of day.”

Dear Father, thank you for being with me and helping me at break of day. Please help me keep trusting and believing in you even when it seems difficult. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Challenge: As you start your day, ask God to help you see his hand at work in your life. At the end of the day, write down what you have witnessed and thank him for it.

Additional Resource: Here is a series of articles on Holy Spirit working in us.

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