Psalm 36:7 How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.
I LOVE this verse ~ always have. What better place to be than under the shadow of the wings of Almighty God?
As we all travel through this life there are no guarantees. No guarantee we will see the next day or even really the next moment. God holds our every breath in His hands. It can be an overwhelming thought sometimes if you let your mind wonder and really take hold of all the "what if's" there really are. What if the economy continues to crumble and times becomes harder than ever and we don't have enough money to pay our bills or put food on the table? What if someone we love gets sick or hurt or worse yet killed in a sudden accident? What if we were to become really ill or disabled? Who would care for us and what might happen? Earthquakes, tornados, fire and floods are all very real dangers. On and on of course the list could go. It has always been easy for me to fall prey to this way of thinking; worrying about things that MOST of the time NEVER happens anyway. You'd think after 55 years on this earth I might have learned this lesson by now, but still I have found my mind at times going in this direction. It is a CONSTANT battle for me. And yet, the bible VERY CLEARLY tells me that He cares for me...
1 Peter 5:7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
The other night after some disturbing news at the doctor's office following a mammogram, I was praying and reading through the Psalms looking for some comfort and direction from Him. I came upon Psalm 46 and it brought such peace to my heart. I put my name in it personally and decided to really claim it for myself...It says..
Psalm 46:1 God is DEBBIE'S refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble...THEREFORE, DEBBIE will not fear...
and also this verse...
Psalm 46:10, 11 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The LORD of hosts is with DEBBIE; The God of Jacob is HER refuge.
I am to get a biopsy done next week. I don't know which day yet for sure. I don't know what "might" lie ahead. I don't know if in fact it is anything at all. I do know this....God cares for me. My life is totally in His hands. Whatever it might be isn't as important as knowing that we serve a God where there are no mistakes, and nothing happens outside of His perfect will for us. He will walk with me every day of my life until the day He calls me home and be my refuge in the storm and my strength in times of trouble and tribulation. He will rejoice and dance with me when I am happy and understands my human emotions and fears. I will rest under the shadow of His wings..
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