Greetings my fellow Stay-at-Homers!
I don’t know about you but I have a hard time keeping track of what day it is. To that end, we have a calendar on the back door and each morning on the way out to feed horses we cross off a day! Why is it important to remember which day we are on? Because the garbage runs on Tuesday mornings and I don’t want to miss that for sure!! But also I want to post blogs for each of you on Tuesdays and Fridays so you get them in a timely manner. How are you doing marking your days? I have noticed that the horses, dogs, and cats don’t care what day it is…they only care if you are late feeding them! I don’t believe that God cares what day it is either, only that we spend time in conversation and time listening with Him on a daily basis.
In saying , “My times are in your hands,” David was expressing his belief that all of life’s circumstances are under God’s control. Knowing that God loves and cares for us enables us to keep steady in our faith regardless of our circumstances. It keeps us from sinning foolishly by taking matters into our own hands or resenting God’s timetable. I pray you find comfort and a feeling of peace as you read and meditate on Psalm 31:14-20. If I can be of any service to you, please call my cell or respond to this blog. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers!
But I trust in you, O Lord;
I say, ‘You are my God.’
My times are in your hand;
deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors.
Let your face shine upon your servant;
save me in your steadfast love.
Do not let me be put to shame, O Lord,
for I call on you;
let the wicked be put to shame;
let them go dumbfounded to Sheol.
Let the lying lips be stilled
that speak insolently against the righteous
with pride and contempt.
O how abundant is your goodness
that you have laid up for those who fear you,
and accomplished for those who take refuge in you,
in the sight of everyone!
In the shelter of your presence you hide them
from human plots;
you hold them safe under your shelter
from contentious tongues.