|Posted on June 5, 2019 at 12:25 AM|
I am leaving you with a gift- peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. John 14:27
I had relatives staying with me this last four day weekend. The house was full to the brim I don’t think I could fit another soul in it but my son often tried asking if one more could sleep over. Every towel we had, every sheet we used, every pillow we could spare was in use and then some. But still there were times of peace. Times when people were doing their own thing, going their own way. Like a breath this house breathed in and breathed out life as it came and went. It is not often that I play hostess. The most I host is the friends my son has over but they keep to themselves in his room every now and again their voices travel through the house. We were all teenagers once, I don’t blame them, only when I am awaken in the dead of night by the noise then it’s time to settle down and be mindful of the other guest in the rooms beside.
Ah peace it truly is a gift. B.C. peace used to mean silence but now for me it means I need not be afraid of what the future holds. I need not fear of the things I don’t know. I can walk each day knowing that my basic needs are met. I have shelter, food, clothing, the utilities are paid today and that is enough for me to have peace of mind and in my heart that God is with me. He still watches over me. So that is what is on my mind this morning that the LORD “watches over” me because He said so many times.
He said in Deuteronomy 11:11-12 “the land I will soon take over is a land full of hills and valleys with plenty of rain- a land that the LORD Your God cares for. He watches over it through each season of the year!” It has been raining every day for the past few days. A quick shower in the afternoon is a nice cool down from the heat of the day.
In Psalms 1:6 in the beginning He assured me that He would watch over my path. I can’t tell what the future will bring. Exactly what each hour will have. I have a to do list and if I get it done great but if I don’t because of something that happened along the way, that is God Himself shifting my path and I have learned to be content with that.
Psalm 33:18 He watches over me because I hear Him alone, I don’t fear humans that God hasn’t given power to, the loss of things that God can replace, even if my circumstances were to change one thing remains true God is still Sovereign. He is still on the throne. Still in control of my life. If harm happens, God will use it for my good, if I lose everything I would rather lose it and gain more Christ nothing I own or have in this life is more precious than knowing God is with me, if my circumstance changes it is for the best I do not hold this life so tight I am on a quest for God’s best and perhaps this just wasn’t it. As He said in Psalm 95:7 I am the people He watches over the flock under His care.
Psalm 121:3-4 says “He will not let me stumble; the One who watches over me will not slumber. Indeed He who watches over me never slumbers or sleeps.” There is nothing that has happened in my life that God said to Himself “Woah! Hold up! What was that?! I did not see that coming?” He doesn’t sit on His throne scratching His head wondering “Well how am I gonna clean up this mess of her life she made. She really has me stumped.” No in all His wisdom each day was written even the not so good ones and He made a plan for each one. Each mistake. Each stumble. I have never fallen so far out of the hands of God that He could not lift me back up. There is a peace of mind and heart knowing I am not god.
The LORD Himself watches over you! The LORD stands beside you as your protective shade. Psalm 121:5
How many times does He have to say it, repeat in order for me to receive it? Well for me truth be told every single day of my life. And that is what gives me peace of mind and heart.
The LORD keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The LORD keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever. Psalm 121:7-8