Saturday, November 28, 2009


The Lord will keep you from all harm – he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. (Psalm 121:7 – 8).

At first glance, one might think of this verse as a promise of ease. We want to think of God as a kindly provider—one who anticipates our needs and makes simplifies our lives. In some ways, the very nature of God is to enrich and nurture our physical existence. He lavishes His goodness on us. But by relegating this to a right, rather than a privilege, we miss the intent.

Our comings and goings, or comfort or discomfort, our needs or excesses are under God’s control. If he surpasses our wants, perhaps He means for us to store them up for others or for later use or perhaps He desires us to use what He has given us. Whatever His purpose, be sure He will reveal it in His good time. The lesson is not in the fact we have or we lack but rather God is in control of the circumstance.

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