Today’s readings: 2 Kings 14; 2 Timothy 4; Hosea 7; Psalms 120–122
My son found a dime on the floor the other morning in the garage. With a big smile he said the phrase “finders keepers” to me and went to put it in his pocket. He soon realized he was still in his pajamas and didn’t have any. The coin was then placed in my pocket. Today, as I read Psalm 121 I’m reminded of how just like that coin we are all lost at some time. This lostness is preceded by me with smile that you can’t hide. It is the joy in knowing you are found. Similar to The Parable of The Lost Coin in Luke 15:8-10. This joy is the begining of a promise made and kept to keep us safe always.
Psalm 121:7 The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.8 The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and for evermore.
Knowing how the Lord keeps us is reassuring as we struggle with our earthly desires that can overwhelm and consume us at any moment of any day. Our household can relate to Jillian as we are currently dealing with the same sickness and sleepless nights she mentioned in Qoph from yesterday. Our God promises to keep us thoughout our earthly lives and eternity.
So, no matter your current age, history, or situation God promises to keep us under his protection. Protection keeps us from being harmed or lost. Protection gives you the faith to handle hardships and challenges. We are told to put on the armor of God so He can keep us. Ephesians 6:10. Don’t let our selfish minds feel like we can do it all alone and allow yourself to get into stress mode. Lift your eyes and heart to Him and God will provide you with everything you need.
So as you read through the beautiful song of Psalm 121 face the day in a assurance that He will protect you. We are safe.
Enter into the day knowing God is our great protector who will keep us.
2 Timothy 4:18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
I Lift My Eyes Up Brian Doerksen