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4 Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps. 5 The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade. 6 The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night. 7 The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. 8 The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever. Psalm 121: 4-8 NLT
Have you ever spent the night in the hospital with a loved one? Sleep becomes secondary. No longer is sleep necessary. Because we’re consumed with ensuring the well-being of the one we love. Even if it means not sleeping.
God watches over us in the same way. Of course, with infinitely more intensity and care. Nothing in our lives escapes His loving gaze. He doesn’t get tired. He doesn’t doze off. He doesn’t miss a beat. God cares and watches over our lives. Not just us, but everything that concerns us. He sees and considers anything that could affect us.
He doesn’t watch for no reason. He watches in order to protect. He watches ready to act on our behalf. To intervene in exactly the way we need it most. As His children, there is nowhere we can go that is outside of God’s ability to see us and reach us. That is true now and always. No matter what our circumstances look like. God is beside us, watching over us and keeping us.
Sometimes when we look at our lives, we see much that we think God should have spared us from. We think if He really loved us surely He wouldn’t have allowed that to happen. But the truth is, for every awful thing we’ve experienced, God has saved us from a thousand others we have no clue about. We walk through life like toddlers, totally unaware of the dangers all around us. But our Father sees all. And is constantly at work ensuring our good. Let’s not spend our time wondering, “Why didn’t God spare me from this horrible thing?”. It’s better to marvel at God’s goodness saying, “If this horrible thing happened, I wonder how awful the things God didn’t allow to happen would have been!”.
How awesome to know that the Creator of the Universe stands guard over our lives! What comfort! Such peace, hope and joy!
Love & Blessings,