Chapter-a-Day Psalm 121

Watching over us day and night. He won't let you stumble, your Guardian God won't fall asleep. Psalm 121:1-2 (MSG)

Sleep has never been a big on my priority list. As a young boy I was always up before the rest of the household. I distinctly remember my father pointing to the antique mantel clock in the living room and saying, "Until that clock chimes SIX times. I don't want to see your face!" I can't tell you how many mornings I would hide behind the living room chair waiting for the clock to chime six. To this day, I'm the early riser.

And yet, I do need sleep (I should probably sleep more than I do). As much as a father (especially the father of teenage daughters) wants to stay up all night and make sure the children are always safe – I do have to sleep. I can't watch over them at all times, as much as I'd like to do so.

It makes me glad to know that our Heavenly Father doesn't sleep. His vigil over me, and my children, never ceases.

Creative Commons photo courtesy of Flickr and Matthew Cachia

2 thoughts on “Chapter-a-Day Psalm 121”

  1. This is almost hilarious! I love how the LORD works! AGAIN, HE has put on your heart a scripture that HE has been using to sustain & comfort me!
    I take great comfort in the fact that God never sleeps over us. I also like how this passage says:
    The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night
    I think it’s a great reminder that GOD is bigger than the universe and can and will be our shield regardless of the size of the situation.

  2. 1-2 I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains?
    No, my strength comes from God,
    who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.
    There are days where I need strength. My family recently returned from vacation. I feel refreshed and restored. I have energy. Before leaving, I needed God to give me strength. The day was a grind…my patience shorter. One of the prayers that I am teaching my young kids is to thank God that EVERYTHING we have is a gift from God. This includes strenth…strength to do the unthinkable at times. Thank you Jesus!

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