Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy;
no shadow of shame will darken their faces. (Psalm 34:5 NLT)
I was deep in thought while walking in a local park when a stranger approached from the front. “Smile! Life’s not half as bad as you think it is,” he said. I don’t remember what my thoughts were at the time, but I do remember his words shocking me. I had no idea that my expression resembled a sour lemon.
The stranger’s words remain with me today, and for good reason. They remind me that our faces convey a message to those around us even when we’re unaware.
Do our faces tell others that we’re angry or bitter inside? That we feel like we’re fighting a losing battle? Or do they say we’re content, hopeful, and joy-filled?
When we focus our eyes on Jesus and His love for us, our countenance conveys a message for which the world longs. Without our saying a word, others will see peace and love in our faces—a message that cannot be counterfeited.
Question: What does your face say when others look at you?
“Father, fill me with Your Spirit so others see You when they look at me.”
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