It was not a time to run the risk of praying ineffectively. We were not about wringing our hands and pacing the floor, for where is the faith in that? So, every thought of our beloved granddaughter brought the promises of Psalm 91 to mind and to mouth in thanks to God for His faithfulness. Her car had broken down 118 miles from home on her way home from college for Thanksgiving. “She dwells in the shelter of the Most High God… He gives His angels charge over her to keep her in all her ways… No evil befalls her…” It was four hours before her dad arrived. She sat outside a convenience store in a “sketchy” area, watching, in her words, “A few minor drug deals” go down.
When things are out of your control, do you automatically assume that they are in God’s control? Do you just assume He is going to work everything out alright? Certainly, God wants to work in the earth He created, He loves us and He wants His will to come to pass here. But God has always worked through covenants and we ignore that to our peril.
These agreements between two parties are not the kind of ‘promise anything today and forget it tomorrow’ thing we see in our day. They were for life or they meant death. Since the betrayal in the garden (the breaking of the first covenant), God has instituted many covenants of peace with Human-Kind, where He promised to provide, protect and prosper (among other things). But there has always been a clearly stated “if” clause. There was always something Human-Kind had to do. And the only time it ever worked or went well was when Human-Kind (HK) did his or her part.
God, you see, has already done His part. Our part is to believe it.
We do not have to ask if God wants to protect our dear ones. We knew that He did. We just began to give Him thanks for it according to that promise, and all the airwaves of the universe carried the message, “Leave this one alone, she belongs to the Most High.”
Look in His promises and you will find a God who cares for and loves you beyond anything you can imagine. He has already provided the very best for you.
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