Bible Society of South Africa

Comings and goings - 19 May 2023

By Xanthe Hancox

Bible text(s)

7The LORD will protect you from all danger;

he will keep you safe.

8He will protect you as you come and go

now and for ever.

Psalms 121:7-8GNBOpen in Bible reader

In a world filled with uncertainties and ever-changing circumstances, it’s comforting to know that we have a faithful and unwavering protector in the Lord. Today’s verse reminds us that our God is not only present in our coming and going but that he also watches over us continuously, both now and for all eternity.

As we journey through life, we encounter various situations and seasons. We step out into new beginnings, face challenges, make decisions, and embark on adventures. In all these moments, we can find solace in the assurance that the Lord is with us, guiding our steps and providing his unfailing protection.

Just as a loving parent keeps watch over their children, our Heavenly Father is attentive to our needs. He knows our weaknesses, fears, and vulnerabilities. He guards us from harm and danger, and he grants us wisdom and discernment as we navigate the paths before us.

Today, let us take comfort in the promise of Psalm 121:8. Let us surrender our worries and concerns to God, knowing that he is our constant companion and protector. He keeps our going out and our coming in, ensuring that we are safely guided and cared for. We can trust in his unfailing love and his perfect timing.

May we walk in confidence, knowing that our steps are secure in his hands.

Prayer: Gracious God, thank you for keeping watch over my life, both in my going out and coming in. Grant me your wisdom and discernment as I make decisions and navigate the paths before me. Help me to trust in your unfailing love and to find peace in your faithful care. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen

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