Conntecting the Dots

Be Encouraged — God’s Got Your Back!

Happy. Sad.

Good. Bad

Up. Down.

Smile. Frown.

Psalm 121-8

Which of the above words describe your week? For most of us, it’s been a mix. Best-laid plans disintegrate when illness or unexpected expenses strike, and hopes are dashed when expectations prove false. Fear of uncertainty can grip us. As my husband and I teach in missionary training workshops, flexibility is a necessary characteristic to not only surviving but thriving through the ups and downs.

 

Even more important is our understanding of the depth of God’s love for us. A little phrase that’s become increasingly meaningful to me is “God’s got my back.” If He truly is the all-knowing, all-wise, all-loving God He professes to be, then we have no need to worry or be afraid. He’s either sovereign over every detail of our lives, or He’s not sovereign at all.

 

Today I’m writing Psalm 121 here for you to read. These holy words speak for themselves. Let them wash over you and remind you of God’s watchful care over you and those you love today and always.

 

I look to the mountains—does my help come from there?

My help comes from the LORD, who made the heavens and the earth!

 

He will not let you stumble and fall;

The one who watches over you will not sleep.

Indeed, he who watches over Israel never tires and never sleeps.

 

The LORD himself watches over you!

The LORD stands beside you as your protective shade.

The sun will not hurt you by day, nor the moon at night.

The LORD keeps you from all evil and preserves your life.

The LORD keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.

 

Know you are loved,

Grace

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