“Yet the LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime…” (Psalm 42:8a).
The writer of this Psalm expresses very deep and precious emotions. He speaks of his yearning to know God better (1-2) and his tears (3). What will help him during the day? It is the promise that God is working in his life. The word “command” speaks of God’s appointment. Lovingkindness is the precious Old Testament word hesed which speaks of His loyal love that cannot fail. This is not the absence of trouble, hardship, or difficulty. It is rather the sheer delight of being held securely in His loving hands.
For today: Be on the alert for His lovingkindness.