Protection as We Come and Go

The Lord will protect your coming and going both now and forever. – (Psalm 121:8, HCSB)

The Lord will protect you as you come and go, both now and forever! – (Psalm 121:8, ERV)

He guards you when you leave and when you return, He guards you now, He guards you always. – (Psalm 121:8, MSG)

It is good to be reminded that God will be with us with all of our comings and goings. I love to travel, as in enjoying different destinations, but I am not a fan of flying. This timely reminder is good, as this time tomorrow, we will be on a plane, in the air, traveling to spend time with family and friends in much warmer weather. God goes before us, beside us, and brings up the rear. He is present to keep us safe and remind us that He holds us in His hands. I need not be nervous, but rather I simply need to seek and trust in Him. Time away is a gift, as is a safe return. May we ever remember the Lord’s faithfulness to protect our coming and going, and trust Him to be with us, always.

Wherever we go,

Whatever we do;

The Lord will be near,

Take us safely through.

For He knows the time,

The days of our lives;

From start to finish,

Each one is designed.

Prepared with purpose,

Goodness and His grace;

So we may choose love,

Throughout all our days.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You go before us, remain with us, and watch behind us. Thank You that You are near wherever we go. Thank You that we can trust You to keep and protect us. Forgive us for our fearfulness and nerves when we are not in control of how we get where we are going. Teach us to trust in You to lead us in wisdom and grace. Show us how to love those around us well, wherever we are. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we seek You to lead us and remain with us wherever we go, each and every day we draw breath. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

He will cover you with His feathers; you will take refuge under His wings. His faithfulness will be a protective shield. – Psalm 91:4

The Credence of Christ

The Credence of Christ
God who’s unchanging,

makes His purpose clear;

to His, He’s promised,

He’ll always be near.

Two things never change,

we can rest assured;

nature and promise –

God sticks to His word.

He is our great hope,

and anchor for soul;

stays firm and secure,

High Priest to extol.

He goes before us,

forever is true;

grants eternal hope,

shows us what to do.

So hold onto hope,

in Him, it’s certain;

our future secured,

torn was the curtain.

(Responding to Hebrews 6:17-20)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that Your nature and Your promises never change. Thank You that You are the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) Thank You that through the death and resurrection of Christ, the curtain that kept us from coming close to You, was torn. Thank You Jesus that You are our great High Priest, who goes before us and makes the way for us to be called clean – worthy to enter Your eternal presence. Forgive us for not always behaving as Your people of promise, and help us to walk in Your way and be instruments of Your truth. May many come close and lay hold of the hope that is held in You alone. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present