He will not let your foot be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. Psalm 121:3-4
Remember the beginning?
The psalm starts by intentionally looking to God for help, acknowledging that our help comes from God, the Creator of all things.
And as we recognize our weakness, we know God will help us.
Because He made all things.
Verse 3 goes on to describe His help.
God’s protection is secure.
Within Him, even your foot will stay still.
You will not fall down with God’s help.
When you ask Him to work through you, His purposes are fulfilled through you.
He will keep you within Him.
But it gets better.
God does not sleep.
He’s always awake, helping us, protecting us, keeping us secure.
There will never be a time when God is not willing to help you.
Never a time when He won’t be with you.
The Lord keeps us.
Is there anything special you keep safe and secure?
That’s how God feels about us.
He keeps us safe within Him.
We may face unimaginable trials in this life, but we can rest assured God is always with us, keeping us with Him.
In the dead of night, God is there for you.
In the pit of despair, He’s there, too.
Whether on the first day of school or the last,
When new life arrives or goes,
When relationships flourish or suffer,
When wearing masks or not,
God is always present, even wanting to help you.
Reach out to Him.
Empty yourself of you, asking God to help you with absolutely everything.
We can do nothing without Him.
But with Him, we can do anything He asks of us.
God, who never sleeps, keeps us close.
And with Him helping you, your feet will stay securely planted just where He wants them.
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So good Amy!
Love, Aunt Ruth