little girl-standing under-cherry blossoms.jpgBut let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you.  Psalm 5:11 (ESV)

When we reflect on our relationships, it's clear that the people with whom we feel the most closeness are those who have earned our trust. Where protection and loyalty are a given, joy follows. Perhaps nowhere is this dynamic more evident than in our relationship with the most trustworthy being in the universe; our creator God. The psalmist speaks of rejoicing, singing, and exultation in the shadow of His wings. As we daily choose to trust in Him, we can have joy in every circumstance.