He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Psalm 91:4
Has anyone else felt the stress rise in the last few days? Felt the pressure against time? There is just a little more than two weeks until Christmas!
I had to run into town yesterday to take my sweet dog to the vet. He had hurt his back and was in quite a bit of pain. As I sat in the little room waiting for the vet to come in I decided to pull out my planner and try to get organized over the next few weeks. I had lots of “marked events” in my head, but hadn’t taken the time to write them out and thought this would be a great time.
The longer I sat there the more I wrote…and the more I felt the stress rise on the inside. “Stay calm” I told myself. “It will all be fine” and I tried to force a half-smile down at my little dog. But it didn’t feel fine on the inside. As I drove home I remembered this verse, Psalm 91:4. I had read it last week during some study time and it jumped directly off the page and settled deep in my heart. The Father knew that I was going to need it. A confident reminder of who he is.
In times of stress this season, the days we feel the pressure, lets take a deep breath and pause for as long as it takes to feel ourselves returning to his all-encompassing love. His faithfulness will be our shield and our rampart.