The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand – Psalm 121:5
As I think about this past year, these lyrics come to mind: “I’ve been burdened and I’ve been tried/I’ve been hurting with pain inside/I’ve had trouble on every hand/So many days I could barley stand/My hands got tired of holding on/Felt like I just could not go on/Every time I almost let go/God has kept me/Every time I almost let go/God has kept me” (“God Has Kept Me” – by The Wardlaw Brothers).
One of my favorite people in the Bible is David, because of his transparent heart and willingness to share in Scripture many of his most delicate moments. Here are a few: “I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living” (Psalm 27:13). “When I said, My foot slippeth; Thy mercy, O LORD, held me up” (Psalm 94:18). “He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings” (Psalms 40:2).
This Sunday, I hope you too will experience the peace that comes from knowing God is your Keeper. That no matter what, He will never leave your side. If God attended to David during his many encounters, then certainly He’ll do the same for us. Therefore, let’s take comfort in knowing that God has and will continue to keep us.