Do you want to protect your children? I know I sure do. Pretty much all of my decision making revolves around the safety of my children in some way. I tend to be a worrier, which doesn’t help matters. I need to keep all of my thoughts focused on Christ and the Lord’s will for me, which is definitely not to worry!
On a side note, this sometimes becomes even harder once our children are grown. I want to protect them and encourage them to follow God’s will for their lives, but at times my words fall on deaf ears.
Seeing these examples of free will play out right before my eyes makes me think about how our Father must feel when we stray from Him. He wants so badly to be our refuge and to give us safety.
He wants to protect us.
While I was recently praying about a certain situation in my life, I was asking, “Why, Lord?” I felt a calm come over me and one word popped into my mind. Safety.
I never would have guessed that the situation I was in was in any way related to my safety! But after more prayer, I really believe it to be true.
Right now I cover during times of Bible study and prayer. But not always. This reminder of the Lord’s desire to cover us with his protection and deliver us from our fears was much needed for me. I was thinking about my safety epiphany while inadvertently stumbling across a blog post about God’s safety and protection. It brought me confirmation.
While we might not understand everything written in God’s Word perfectly, we can rest assured that it was written for our good, and to protect us. We can always turn to It for encouragement and hope!
For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You In a time when You may be found; Surely in a flood of great waters They shall not come near him. You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.
Perhaps your current life situation is for your safety, and you don’t even know it. That’s encouraging, isn’t it? We can rest in the truth that everything happens for the good of those who love God, who have been called according to His purpose. I would imagine that the “good” spoken of here includes our safety. That’s a comforting thought.
I hope you are blessed today, ladies. Let’s rest in the Lord today. It has been a busy one for me so far. I’ve made a dress for my daughter and chicken and dumplings is in the crockpot. In every little thing He is so good to us.