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My Protector February 27, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — marilyn4him @ 6:14 pm

As I was studying the Psalms of Ascent by Beth Moore last year, she had us memorize Psalm 121, not just a verse but the whole enchilada. To help me memorize it I wrote it down and kept it in my folder at work. I have all kinds of scripture memory verses on my desk to help me keep my mind in tune with Christ. Each day as I open my folder I read over the Psalm.

I lift up my eyes to the hills —
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

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 —
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

The LORD will keep you from all harm —
He will watch over your life;
the LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forever more.

The other night we were expecting bad weather during the night with possible tornadoes. After our town was destroyed last year around the same time by an F4 tornado I knew we better be prepared. That night I went to bed as usual. I prayed that the Lord would protect me and  my family. I slept like a baby. One reason I was able to go to bed was that my sweet husband stayed up watching the weather channel and listening for bad weather. I knew that if bad weather came he would wake me up and lead me to safety. The next morning when I got to work I read over the Psalm and realized that just like my husband who stayed awake to watch for storms so he could get our family to shelter if needed, that my heavenly Father is always watching over me and he never slumbers or sleeps. He will protect me from all harm. He is the maker of ALL things and holds the whole universe in the palm of His hand, so I can rest safely in His arms each night. I need not worry about anything, He will not let my foot slip. I encourage you to put Psalm 121 to memory. It will bring you comfort during the storms of your life.


One Response to “My Protector”

  1. I will always appreciate any reminder to memorize Scripture. Now, I just need to do it! Thanks, Marilyn. Psalm 121 is such a good one, too, to be able to recite at the needed time. Bless you.

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