I look forward to sunrise each morning. I notice that it’s brand new each day and always different than the day before. There is something about sunshine that improves my mood.

"Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23

"For the Lord God is a Sun and a Shield; the Lord bestows grace and favor and glory! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly." Psalm 84:11

His sunshine is in the form of grace, favor and mercy.  There is no danger of getting too much of His sunshine or looking directly at Him!  His love warms us and makes us grow.  Like sunshine, He improves my mood too!

When I am living in rebellion, it is like a cloud has moved over the sun.  His love is still there, but I have blocked its warmth and I cannot enjoy His blessings.  But repentance breaks up the clouds and His grace, favor and mercy shine through once again!  Thank you, Lord, for being the sunshine of my soul!

When the sky above us may be overcast, when the shadows of life may surround us, we can have the sunshine of God within.

I thank God for being the sunshine of my soul.

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