24 Encouraging Scripture Verses; HE heals the broken-hearted
The Scripture Verses from last week (1) and this week (2) are from Psalm 121.
There is a personal story connected with this song/Psalm. And it goes like this:
Once upon a time I was lucky to own a dog named Song. She was gorgeous in personality as well as looks and we were all head over heels with Song. She was a Mastiff/Dane cross, with a beautiful cream colour coat and at 65 kilos she was a force to be reckoned with. Not that she ever exercised her authority. The most she would ever do was get up on her feet and gently place herself between the aggressor and the other person. That is all she ever really needed to do.
Song made us all feel safe from predators and aggressive people. When we slept, I knew that she had our back. When we, as three girls, travelled unknown towns with Song, no one ever approached us. Her imposing looks, kept us safe from predators. I did not realise how much I counted on her presence till she died at the ripe old (dog) age of 14. I was absolutely devastated. Now what? I missed my lovely friend as well as our protector.
As usual, when I’m distressed, I opened up the Bible for comfort. The Bible fell open at Psalm 121 and I read,
I will lift up my eyes
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth,
and even for evermore.
My Help Comes From The Lord
Instantly my mind was at peace and I realised that it was not my dog Song that had kept my family safe all these years. It was our Father in Heaven that looked over us. Sure, no doubt, he uses guardian angels, and Song may well have been one of those. But bottom line is, that it is God who takes care of our well being and keeps us safe. It is not man nor animal. Now we feel inspired to sing Psalm 121 whenever we go out in the car, knowing that protection comes from above.
We’re bound to be disappointed when we count on people to help us and keep us from harm. The Lord however, keeps all his promises and has never disappointed me.
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