Day Four: Going to God

Psalm 121:7-8 (MSG)

God guards you from every evil,
    he guards your very life.
He guards you when you leave and when you return,
    he guards you now, he guards you always.

“The Christian life is going to God. In going to God Christians travel the same ground that everyone else walks on, breathe the same air, drink the same water, shop in the same stores…The difference is that each step we walk, each breath we breathe, we know we are preserved by God, we know we are accompanied by God, we know we are ruled by God; and therefore no matter what doubts we endure or what accidents we experience, the Lord will guard us from every evil, he guards our very life.” [Eugene Peterson, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, p. 45]

The extent of God’s care is far and wide. List all the things that God “guards” (v.7-8).

According to this Psalm, is there anything that is out of God’s reach?

“Regardless of the vicissitudes of one’s life – whether at work or at home, whether in sleep or when awake – the Lord is there to help and protect.” [Willem VanGemeren, Psalms – Expositor’s Bible Commentary, p. 896]

As we close in prayer, take a moment to worship God for his comprehensive care over our lives, families, ministries, communities. Let’s also pray for that we would live a life that is constantly and consistently “going to God.”

– GW

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