Someone to Watch Over Me

Some days we just wish there was someone around.  Good news?  There is …

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“I am the Lord, I have called You in righteousness, I will also hold You by the hand and watch over You, Isaiah 42:6

I have been told in the past that I am multi-faceted.  

I write, I paint, I sing … or at least I used to.  Creativity comes easily for me.

I'm beginning to understand all of that as I look at the many facets of God - and we were made in His image.

He is our Lord,

He is our Savior.

He is our Creator.

He is our friend.

I've seen two posts this week about God being our friend.  

I have to smile when I think on that.

When I was younger, I only saw God as the big guy in the sky with a hammer and lightning - waiting to zap me if I did something wrong.

I think that for me, the "friend" part came last.

I also think we have to be careful.

It's too easy to simply view God as our friend - and miss out on the majesty of Him.

It's also too easy to be intimidated by Him - and never see the intimate side of Him.

I think that, with our illnesses, we are often given more time to dwell on the different aspects of God.  

Lately, the one I am seeing most clearly is that He is my friend.

And, right now, I need a friend.

Mourning loss is never easy.  But having someone nearby can help ease the pain.  The days I get frustrated with my limitations come frequently.  But I have someone who understands my frustrations and consoles me with His words.

There is an old song I've been listening to called "Someone to Watch Over Me."

I'm a good one for taking secular songs and seeing them as God Songs.  The writer of the song knew we all crave that someone to watch over us. While there is a definite "human someone" being sung about in the song … what a joy to know that we have someone who watches over us each day and night.

It becomes an amazing thing when that Someone is God.

Father God, Thank you that no matter how things are for us right now, You are there to love us and watch over us.  Help us to keep that realization in our hearts on the difficult days - on the days when we truly feel alone.  Amen and amen.

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