Words of Grace
The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. Psalm 121:5-6
We just experienced something that reminded us of the presence and activity of God on our behalf. It was fairly simple, something the world would call a happy coincidence, but we know better. We believe that God, once again, intervened in a small thing in our lives and revealed His kind hand.
How often does this happen? Frankly, I don’t know. I probably miss most of those times. But I am privileged to see it once in a while, like the shadow or the movement in the woods that tells me my Protector is there. And, most of the time, that’s enough. I don’t need to hear His voice or see His face. I just need to know that He is there.
Do you realize that the continual presence of the Lord on behalf of His people is promised in both the Old and the New Testaments? Psalm 121 is so clear and so encouraging; and then we have the words of Jesus in Matthew 28:20, “I am with you always!”
He who watches over the sparrows, knows all about you and what you are going through. He knows your pain and your struggle. He knows your fear and worry. He knows and He loves you. He is with you.
And His purpose will be accomplished in your life. In the midst of disappointment, distraction, interruption, and failure, you can trust that He is still at work for you. Even when things don’t go the way you want them to, trust that He knows and He is with you.