My Journey as a Foster and Adoptive Parent.... 12 kids in 12 years.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Going through something that scares you? There are some verses in Psalm 91 that might be just for you:
Yes, because God’s your refuge, the High God your very own home, Evil can’t get close to you, harm can’t get through the door. He ordered his angels to guard you wherever you go. If you stumble, they’ll catch you; their job is to keep you from falling.
Those are pretty amazing promises. They are true. I can hear you saying right now, "but......" and then filling in the blanks.
We are tempted to think that if bad things happen to us that it is because God isn't taking care of us. But He is..... He says that evil can't get through the door -- that doesn't mean that it won't come right up to the door and pound on it until you don't think you can take it any more.
And it doesn't say that you won't stumble, it says that if you do, the angel's job is to keep us from falling.
Look back at that last time when it SEEMED like evil was winning -- that it was standing at the door pounding. Did the angels protect you then? What about the last time you stumbled? Were you able to keep from falling?
Those angels.... they aren't always going to protect us from the things that life sends our way.... but they will make sure that we don't hit bottom -- because God is good, all the time, and He's got us.