“12 I know that you, God, are on the side of victims, that you care for the rights of the poor.
“13 And I know that the righteous personally thank you, that good people are secure in your presence.”
2 Thessalonians 3:16
“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.”
Ever get that feeling that you’re being watched? I’m usually to wrapped up in my own head to notice, but others aren’t. Once my mom felt she was being watched as she was trending to some wild asparagus. She looked over her shoulder and saw a coyote watching her from not to far off. I’d have missed it.
I wonder if I miss God’s presence like that because I’m to full of my own thoughts to notice; blissfully skipping along, humming a song of joy, blah, blah, and to stuck in my own head to notice or care about God’s hand in things. I think I’m secure, but I’m not because I’m not in God’s presence.
The Lord is on the side of the victims, on the side of the poor. Economically I don’t qualify, spiritually I do. Maybe that’s why He sticks with us, the spiritual poverty, the belief in Him.
Thank you lord for caring for the have-nots me. Thank you for being there even when I’m not. Bring me closer when I’m far away. May I have your peace at all times and in every way.
Lord, I know you’re there, watching me, protecting me, perfecting me, caring for me, loving me. Get me out of my head long enough to see that, to live that, to stay that way.