“The very measure of a day and its reliability tells us that neither the calling of a day nor its close depends on us. The faithful rising of the sun. Light by which to work with our hands. The rising of the moon. Stars that never leave their posts. We call these the making of a day, but God calls them a persistent renewing of His faithfulness.”
Beholding and Becoming p. 26
It’s pretty incredible to consider the reality: God loves us so much that He chooses to call each day to order with a visible reminder of His faithfulness.
Without fail, He calls the sun to rise.
Without fail, He will give grace for every circumstance you or I face in a day.
Without fail, He will provide for every need we have.
Without fail, He will satisfy us with His presence.
What a kind, generous, loving Father!
Here are four reminders that sunrises bring to mind that help me trust God for the day:
1. God is still holding all things together. Regardless of how chaotic life may feel, a sunrise reminds me that God is doing the work of holding things together… so I don’t have to.
“And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:17
2. God is still faithful. The sun rises every day and God can be trusted to take care of anything I face.
“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23
3. God’s glory is on display today. All I have to do is look up for a reminder of His presence in my life and His glory on display. He is using all things for His glory and for my good.
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” Ps.19:1
4. God wants us to look to him. The sunrise (and sunset, for that matter) is an extra-loud invitation for me to turn my gaze from my circumstances to Him alone.
“But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.” Psalm 3:3
Sunrises happen in the earliest hour of the morning, but maybe, just maybe, it’s worth getting up to see it for yourself this week. Watch the light break through the darkness of night and let the sunrise help you remember… God is trustworthy.
“From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised!” Psalm 113:3
*Some content from this post originally appeared in reel on Mar. 17, 2021.