The Lord is Our Keeper by Charlie Kneer
Whether it is easy to admit or not, we all need help. However, so often we solve our own needs with the resources we have…time, money, the internet. It is so easy to lose sight of the fact that all we have is a gift of God’s grace. It is so easy to forget that while we sleep and while our loved ones sleep, it is God that keeps our lives.
This past year, I have had to leave my loved ones in the care of others while their lives hung in the balance. Each time, I had to remind myself that it is God who keeps our coming in and going out. That includes our coming into this world and our coming out of this world.
Today, may we be evermore aware that all of the help we receive comes from God. May we rest in God’s care.
I lift up my eyes to the hills—
from where will my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
He who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time on and for evermore.