“But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house.”
It is through the abundance of the steadfast love of our God that we are able to enter into His presence without fear. The ark of His covenant with the Israelites had a mercy seat. His throne in Heaven is one of grace. If we have trusted in the name of Jesus, the only Son of God who came to save us, we can know God the Father, dwell with Him, and experience the steadfastness of His love.
“In your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11b). What an astounding God we have. He looked upon us, His enemies, those who rebelled and readily exchanged His glory for another, and He made a way for us to be reconciled so we could know fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore. Knowing all that would happen to Him, Jesus set His face toward Jerusalem and determined to pay every price for our sins. So that we could be forgiven. So that we could know grace. So that we could know Him, the true treasure of our souls.
God calls us to obedience, to a narrow path that is difficult to walk, because He knows that is where joy is found. Because that is where He is. It is on this path, the way of righteousness, that we experience just how faithful our God is and how much His plans will exceed our every expectation and hope. His way is not one of disappointment. If “pleasures forevermore” are at His right hand, why would we seek to be anywhere else? This is the God who imagined and created the magnificence of the heavens and all the beauty of the earth. He is more than able to write such splendor into your story, to purpose every detail to bring about the great plans of His heart for you, beloved child of God.
The Lord knows those who are His. He sees you and will take care of you. He longs for you to draw ever-closer, to know His joy and walk in His light. Through the abundance of His steadfast love, you can enter into His presence with confidence. It is not a result of what you have done or what you think you deserve—it is a result of the price Jesus paid on the cross. He died so that you could know the love and mercies of God, sealing the new covenant with His own blood. Rejoice in the knowledge that you walk in the abundance of His steadfast love, and bask in the glory of His presence.