“The LORD himself watches over you! The LORD stands beside you as your protective shade. The LORD keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.” Psalm 121: 5, 8 (NLT).
I was on my first airplane ride and I was scared! It all seemed so unnatural to be up in the air for hours at a time. What if the plane crashes?
I settled my uneasiness by repeating words from the Bible:
“where can I go from your Spirit? If I go to the heavens, you are there…if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast” (Psalm 139:9,10).
God is not up in heaven watching me through a spy glass. He’s up close holding my hand!
I’ve needed that same comfort when my children travel to far-away places. Sometimes I don’t hear from them for a long time. What helps me to let go of worry and panic? I repeat over and over the words from Psalm 139 and 121.
“Father, you know where my daughter/son is right now. You never slumber nor sleep. Let them feel your presence now and let them know you are holding their hands. Thank you, LORD.”
No set of circumstances can ever isolate us from God’s loving presence. Therefore, we can leave our loved ones in God’s care
By Helen Lescheid
Used by Permission
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