Peace in His Presence
There is a great peace that is derived from living in the presence of the Lord. It is “the peace of God, which passeth all understanding,” and we are told that it “shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).
David learned this, and could say, “For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion: in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me; He shall set me up upon a rock” (Psalm 27:5). If there was one thing David desired more than anything else, it was a conscious sense of the Lord’s presence with him. Notice the precious verse: “One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple” (Psalm 27:4).
When Christ is our constant companion, then the way is bright, our step will be light, and there will be a song in our hearts. He has said, “For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:30). There is a burden, but yoked in step with our faithful friend and Lord, it is all good, and all peace … His peace!