King David had lots of concerns, but He (and we) had a BIGGER God.
We have days, months, years filled with CONCERNS, but God has FOREVER to be FAITHFUL. Everything pales and fades in comparison… Hold on to His promises…
I was holding on tight to the steering wheel last night, rain as intense as I’ve seen plus flash flooding. I would have taken snow over that… i got home safe. I had a LONG day, but I reached to the Lord for energy and organization… I’ll never have nothing to do, but these last few months have been a silly amount on my plate… luckily, blessedly, God helps me sort – what to do – what to wait… Where to REACH? God.
Chocolate… I don’t need chocolate, but wow what a treat God has given… and I left half a dark chocolate bar from Christmas in my car. Maybe even my mom gave it to me, Christmas was one month ago, seemingly feeling forever ago, that’s an example of how fast and far we get… we move fast… we are moved into the future…
Chocolate… I dropped a piece while driving.. I didn’t need it but ugh, can’t waste it! God knows my hands stayed on that wheel, both hands this storm was bad… the distraction mentally of chocolate (5 second rule) was more of a driving force than my fear of driving. My mind was focused visualizing that piece. Within but not safely easily within my reach. But it was preserved and OK.
I think that’s a fraction of how God focuses on us (small correlation), He loves us SO MUCH, that NOTHING can separate us from His Love. His reach? Ha, we are ALREADY in His Hand. He is NEVER distant. We are OK before we even think we are in danger.
I stopped my car, safely on the side, I was APPRECIATIVE of the mental break in my hour rainy 730pm commute from that long day. The chocolate was there, not in a puddle, not melted, not smeared by my driving foot… INTACT! Survived the moment. I reached and brushed it off… YUM… (See I have new weather tech mats, so clean enough!) 20 more minutes home, I was thankful. Safe thus far…
Imagine God being so intense and we are protected in the moment! We are!!!… Imagine God being so loving and we are protected from our enemies and our concerns and our foibles… WE ARE !!! He’s better than weather tech mats, He’s in us and not just around us. He’s better than chocolate, so soooooothing… He’s better than better… He’s saved us…
And ALWAYS GOD IS WITHIN REACH!
May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion. May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings. May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the Lord grant all your requests.
Now this I know: The Lord gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but WE TRUST IN THE NAME OF THE LORD OUR GOD.
They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm. Lord, give victory to the king! Answer us when we call!
Psalm 26 – of David.
Vindicate me, Lord, for I have led a blameless life;
I have trusted in the Lord and have not faltered.
Test me, Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness.
I do not sit with the deceitful, nor do I associate with hypocrites. I abhor the assembly of evildoers and refuse to sit with the wicked. I wash my hands in innocence, and go about your altar, Lord, proclaiming aloud your praise and telling of all your wonderful deeds.
Lord, I love the house where you live, the place where your glory dwells. Do not take away my soul along with sinners, my life with those who are bloodthirsty, in whose hands are wicked schemes, whose right hands are full of bribes. I lead a blameless life; deliver me and be merciful to me. My feet stand on level ground; in the great congregation I will praise the Lord.