The calm pond water lapped against the curve of the grassy bank, an inviting place for fowl to meet and prune together. Oblivious to those walking nearby they pecked and pruned as if getting ready for an important event. They were focused. Not even the dogs passing by concerned them.
An idyllic scene for sure. Ooh wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t have a care in the world like the waterfowl, unperturbed by menaces that pass close by?
God! Look! Enemies past counting! Enemies sprouting like mushrooms. Mobs of them all around me, roaring their mockery: “Hah! No help for him from God!”
Alas, as we know all too well rough seasons come, and when they come it can feel as if all of hell is against us. Worry and anxiety knock on the door of our heart and bids entrance…
…we open just a tad and they come in along with their relatives fear and doubt.
We worry we will never get out of the mess we are in. We pray but we fear He no longer listens, though we know in our hearts He does. Yet, we doubt He is listening today. Anxious thoughts spin and turn like a never ending revolving wheel.
We feel forgotten and abandoned by God. No longer do we share sweet moments of fellowship with Him. Instead we set about fixing our problems by ourselves….
….and He waits for our return.
But you, God, shield me on all sides; You ground my feet, you lift my head high; With all my might I shout up to God, His answers thunder from the holy mountain.
Patiently, like a loving Father waits for his child who insists on learning the hard way. He waits for us. He doesn’t stop caring, He doesn’t stop looking, He doesn’t stop listening. He waits for us to look to Him as our Helper and Deliver and when we do; He lifts up our head and grounds our feet in Him.
Real help comes from God. Your blessing clothes your people
Sweet fellowship returns when we look to Jesus. Fear, anxiety, worry and doubt has to leave in His presence. His peace fills us calming our troubled emotions, bringing clarity to our thinking and enabling us to live in His love once again.
Sweet fellowship awaits you dear friend.
Looking to Jesus. Living in His Radiance
Scripture used in this article was taken from Psalm 3 Message Bible. Photo my own.
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You captured a lovely, peaceful scene in your opening. Thanks for the reminder to turn my thoughts to the Source of my strength and hope.
You are so welcome. We all, me included need reminding where our help comes from.
Thank you for your encouragement Dorothy.
I love Psalm 3. “…And He waits for our return.” – such a great reminder of his love and patience with us! Thanks!
So glad it was a blessing to you Lori. He is indeed very patient with us.
In a world full of fear this was a refreshing read!
Thank you for your kind words. I love how the Lord refreshes us when we come to Him.