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I came across this verse in my quiet time this morning. I have read this psalm many times over the years, but typically my mind is drawn to the verse before, one we hear all the time in Christian circles. “My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:2)
But God made this one jump off of the page this morning. See, I have been going through a bit of spiritual warfare lately. Trying to take on a new calling and path for my life has brought doubt and uncertainty from the Enemy. There are days that I wonder “Did I hear God right? Is this really what He wants for me? Is He going to show up and follow through? Does He care about the struggles that I am facing??”
I felt this way a lot during the time after my miscarriage and struggle to get pregnant, too. I would venture to say that we have all had seasons like this, even those of us who are the most grounded in our faith. Some of us, these seasons are brief. For others of us, we walk these hard seasons for years, and just when we feel like we are about to break and give up, He comes through.
This simple, short verse was exactly what I needed this morning, and it will be added to my life verses. Other translations say “He will not let you fall,” or “He will not let your foot slip.” This is a beautiful picture to me.
There are times in life when our path is hard and steep. We try to climb it on our own, but sometimes it is too much to handle. We may not see God in these moments, because we are focused on the struggle. But if you have accepted Christ, you have a promise. Your Heavenly Daddy is there, holding you. Keeping your feet from slipping and helping you climb out. He does not sleep. There is never a moment in this life where you are not being watched over and protected, even for a second. And that is a powerful and comforting truth.
Much like my precious baby girl. Her daddy and I are keeping her at all times. We guide her wobbly steps and protect her from dangers that she isn’t even aware exist. When she sleeps peacefully in her crib, we watch over and listen for her to keep her safe. There is never a time when her Mommy and Daddy are not protecting her. Parenthood is a mirror of our relationship to God; He designed it that way.
If you do not know Jesus, please know that THIS is the God of the Bible…not the angry tyrant that Hollywood portrays. God is not waiting to flick you off the cliff like an ant the minute that you mess up. Your sins, struggles, issues and failures are not sitting between He and you like an unmovable mountain. You don’t have to be perfect. Jesus came, lived, died and rose again to take the wrath that we deserve for our sins. It has already been paid and He is waiting for you to watch over you and keep you, like a new father lovingly watches over his baby. If you would like to talk more about this, please email me or leave a comment. I would love to chat!
Whatever you are facing today, sweet friends, embrace the reminder that your Father is ever-watching over you. He will not let you slip. He will not let you be moved. Rest in that truth!