Scripture for the week of July 8, 2018
The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. 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. Psalms 121:5-8 (NIV)
Have you ever prayed and prayed, yet still wondered where the Lord is when you are facing difficult trials, feeling vulnerable, unprotected and all alone? Three times in these verses it is declared that the Lord is watching over you. This type of watching is like secret service agents that are intensively guarding, protecting and defending you; which is so much more than just keeping an eye on you! These scriptures tell us the Lord stands guard over every detail of your life; protecting you from ALL harm and able to defend you in ALL your coming and going. May we find peace in the assurance of the covering shade of the Lord’s presence over us in the oppressive heat of our days and the warmth of His love in the cold darkness of our nights. Thank You, Lord for Your persevering presence with us now and forevermore! Amen!
By JoBeth Kested