Psalm 121:5-6 (NLT)
The Lord himself watches over you!
The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.
The sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon at night.
“Psalm 121 says that the same faith that works in the big things works in the little things. The God of Genesis 1 who brought light out of the darkness is also the God of this day would guards you from every evil.” [Eugene Peterson, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, p. 44]
Some people get sunburned very easily. But rarely is anyone so sensitive to light that they get burned by the moon! Yet in this psalm, this is the extent of God’s detailed protection over the people he loves.
There is no challenge, illness, or problem too big or too small for God. According to Eugene Peterson, “the only serious mistake we can make is supposing that God’s interest in us waxes and wanes in response to our spiritual temperature.”
Is God too busy to care about the little things in our lives? Is God too upset with us to deal with our big self-inflicted issues?
How can we avoid falling into the trap of making the mistake of supposing that God’s interest in our lives changes based on our spiritual temperament?
As we close in prayer, ask God to help us develop a correct view of his love and passion to watch over every aspect of our lives.