In my devotions recently I reread Psalm 121. What a beautiful Psalm of assurance for the day to day struggles and for the major struggles. Let the words of this Psalm wash over your spirit today, as I share it for this week's blog post. Forgive me as I insert some word of commentary in parenthesis, as we go along.
"I will lift up my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and earth. He will NOT let your foot slip-He who watches over you will neither slumber or sleep. (He guards my footsteps. He guards and keeps me and is never off guard or sleepy.) The Lord watches over you (is your keeper)-The Lord is your shade at your right hand (is your spiritual refreshment through His presence); the sun will not harm you by day nor the moon by night (protects day and night). The Lord will keep you (guard you) from all harm (evil)-He will watch over your life (preserve your body and soul); the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forever more."
You and I often struggle with fear and anxiety, but the truth of the matter is that the Lord never takes His eyes off of us. Even in the midst of life's toughest trials and struggles He is there protecting us. He never promises us a life free from trials. In fact, He says they will come. He does promise to be with us in the middle of the trials, however, and to somehow in His mysterious ways use even trials for our ultimate good. Our powerful, all-knowing, and loving God never loses sight of us or sleeps. Therefore we can live with confident faith.