"But his favor is like dew on the grass" - Proverbs 19:12
My daily Bible reading this morning finished with this Proverb. I looked up from my cup of coffee and noticed the dew on the blades of grass. I went back inside to get my camera. In the way the sunlight hit, there were thousands of tiny beads of light. As I was appreciating the beauty of thousands of tiny sunlit rainbows of color too, I smiled. I'm sure I looked pretty ridiculous. I was literally laying on the ground, on my belly, covered in grass. And then it hit. Isn't that how we find ourselves sometimes before we ever notice the light? Isn't this where we end up sometimes before we will ever allow the Lord to refresh us with His living water?
The "valley of the shadow of death" (Psalms 23) is and feels like every bit of that description. But He is with us even there. The first part of Proverbs 19:12 - "A king's rage is like the roar of a lion"... and sometimes we experience that too before we are ever in a position to experience His favor. Choose to follow Jesus. He will "love freely" and turn away "his anger". He will "be like the dew" - Hosea 14:4&5 (also a great chapter). Let Him refresh you with His love today.