Watching Over Us

Jan 10, 2024 | Blog, Good News Daily

Psalm 121 He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you… (vv.3-5a)

As a child, did you ever ask a parent to sit by your bed and watch over you so you could go to sleep? You closed your eyes, comforted by the presence of your parent beside you as you drifted into a deep sleep. You experienced a sense of safety simply knowing that your parent was watching over you.

When I had to have surgery, I wanted to experience that kind of security. My parents could not go into the operating room with me, but my Heavenly Father was there with me. Jesus blessed me with this Scripture before I went under anesthesia: “I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone O Lord, will keep me safe” (Psalm 4:8). I experienced peace and security beyond my understanding.

God offers a sense of safety and comfort that surpasses that of any earthly parent. Our parents can not watch us every moment of the day. However, God’s Word promises us that His eye is always upon us! The Lord is constantly watching over us protecting us from harm.

Jeremiah 25:8-17; Psalms 120, 122, 123; Romans 10:1-13, John 9:18-41

I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to periodically write devotionals for the Good News Daily since 2007.  These short devotions are a good way to learn Scripture and read the Bible daily.  Good News Daily is a published by the Bible Reading FellowshipThe Good News Daily is a bulletin insert for Churches, providing congregations with a daily devotional reflection on Scripture.  A different writer each week makes it both relational and enjoyable. The daily Scripture references follow the Daily Office Lectionary, which covers most of the Bible every two years. (from the BRF website) With Bible Reading Fellowship’s permission, I’m sharing the writings I wrote for Good News Daily here.
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Until next time blessings and healing

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