Keeping Watch Always (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 174)
Psalm 121:7-8 (NLT)
The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.
When our difficulties and dangers are at their highest, that is the time we should take comfort in God and His promises. If we trust in the Lord and stay on the path He has proposed for us, we will be safe under His protection. Nothing bad can happen for us unless God allows it. In the same way, nothing good will cross our path unless God is behind it.
Whether we have friends and family to keep watch over us or not is of no real consequence. God has taken it upon Himself to be our protector and guardian. Many people seek to be protected by the government, police officer, school officials, social workers and other people who are taught and trained to protect and serve. But real hope does not lie in people. It lies in God alone. He is keeping watch always.
The next time you feel lonely, afraid, or even tired, know that the eternal Father is with you. Your life is safe and secure in His hands both now and forever. Under the shadow of His wings, we can carry out our purpose and work with joy and complete assurance. His protection never expires, never is out of date. When we cease to worry and turn ourselves to the work we have been given, God is never so close as to help us and give us success.
“You are safe not because of the absence of danger, but because of the presence of God.”
— Jeanette Windle