I was talking with someone the other day and the topic of extended periods of time between contact was brought up. It had been a while since this group had chatted together. So I said, “Well, life is one exciting event after another.” And this is pretty true.
Sometimes these exciting events are actually somewhat terrifying. Like a financial situation not panning out the way anticipated or planned. Suddenly what seemed secure is now uncertain, and the end is not quite in sight.
Sometimes these exciting events are joy filled, even if the lead up was somewhat trepidatious. Just a week ago, I had my beautiful baby girl. This is my first child. There were many moments I was afraid. I didn’t know what being a mom would mean. But now that she’s here, I can’t imagine having any other calling.
But that’s not to say that there are no uncertainties or worries. I’m not quite getting enough sleep. I worry about sickness. I wonder what I’ll be able to do today or tomorrow. How is my family handling this new addition? What if I can’t handle something? What then?
During my nighttime wakings, I’ve been reading through the Psalms. A couple nights ago, I came across this verse:
The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them.
~ Psalm 11:4 ~
This verse reminded me of the song “His Eye is on the Sparrow” and the verses that song is based on. Despite my worries, the uncertainties of life, the chaos in the world, the wonder for the future or past, God is on His throne. He is still sovereign; He is still in control.
This verse made me pause and think, “You know, one thing is certain: God still reigns, still loves, still preserves. He holds me.” Knowing that the Lord is still God despite an ever changing life, full of one exciting event after another, is a comfort to me.
This morning I read a similar Psalm, and I leave it as a prayer for you:
My steps have held fast to your paths; my feet have not slipped. I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me; hear my words. Wondrously show your steadfast love, O Savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right hand. Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings,
~ Psalm 17:5-8 ~
Blessings to you and yours,