Six times in this Psalm of only eight verses, we are told that God watches over us. “He will not let our foot slip – He who watches over you will not slumber” (See Psalm 121:4). This references that God would not allow the Israelites to fall in such a way that they could not get up again. Though many of us tend to be too independent at times and do things our own way; God is always attentive and will step in to prevent us from causing permanent damage to our souls.
“The Lord watches over you – the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night” (See Psalm 121:5-6). This passage has a metaphorical meaning that God protects us as we journey through physical struggles (the sun) and emotional and psychological struggles (the moon). The Lord cares about every part of you. Whether you are battling cancer or some other physical ailment, wrestling with troubling emotions and thoughts, or striving to break away from an unhealthy behavior; God is with you to bring strength, healing, and freedom.
Whatever difficulty you are facing; the Lord is your Keeper. He is watching over your life to protect your soul and spirit from all harm. Your help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Take a walk tonight and gaze at the vast expanse of the heavens as God reassures you that He is in control.
Today's Bible Reading: Psalm 121
A Moment to reflect:
In your current season, are you finding yourself depending on God or relying on your own strength? How so?
How do you respond to the truth that the Lord cares about every part of you? Are you to able to receive that truth from Him fully? Is there anything(s) keeping you from believing that right now?
Take a walk tonight and gaze at the vast expanse of the heavens as God reassures you that He is in control. If you're unable to do this, find another way to spend time with Him that is different than what you normally do. Surrender each and every thing/person that you answered with in question 2.
By Sue Corl - an excerpt from For Such A Time As This: Walking Through Crisis
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