In life things can be going right. Then, suddenly, it goes left. Something devastating, unexpected, and disappointing can happen out of nowhere. For example, this year started out hopeful. We had plans and goals to accomplish. Then suddenly, everything went left. The corona virus spread. There are huge amounts of death. Businesses as well as homes, are in financial trouble. Parents are still adjusting to teaching children from home. Racism is out in the open. People are dealing with depression. We are limited on where we can go. The list goes on and on. The good news is that God is a keeper. We can trust Him to get us through trying times.
Webster’s meaning: Keep-(1) To retain in one’s position or power; to have in control (2) to preserve and maintain. (3) to watch over and defend. (4) to take care of.
How can we retain our power? Isaiah 26:3 New King James: You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
How can we maintain and preserve our minds in difficult times? Psalm 55:22 Amplified Version: Cast your burden on the Lord [release it] and He will sustain and uphold you;
He will never allow the righteous to be shaken (slip, fall, fail).
How does God defend/fight for us and watch over us? Psalm 91:10-11 Amplified Version: Because you have made the Lord, [who is] my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place,10 No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent.11 For He will command His angels in regard to you, To protect and defend and guard you in all your ways [of obedience and service].
What does it say in the word of God about God taking care of us? Psalm 23:1 Amplified Version: The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, to guide and to shield me], I shall not want.
When things go left, it is good to be kept!
Prayer: Thank you God for another fresh word. Your mercies are new every morning and we thank you. Lord we repent for allowing challenges in life to get the best of us. We choose to keep our minds on you to get us through difficult times. We allow you to be a present help for us when we are in trouble. We take refuge in you. We cast everything on you so you can keep our minds and give us peace. We trust you to be our shepherd that provides, guides and protects us. Lord be merciful unto us. Bless and keep us. Cause your face to shine upon us. We thank you and receive everything we prayed for in Jesus’ name!