I have to admit that I’ve been struggling these past few days. In front of my hubby I’m upbeat and helpful, but on the inside, I’ve once again let fear take hold. I didn’t want it to come back in. It came in unannounced. And once again reigns in my life.
A friend saw that I was struggling, and sent me a note, telling me that she was praying for me, and giving me a Psalm to read. What an encouragement. I cried as I read this Psalm. It expresses exactly what I’ve been feeling about this deployment.
Are you in a similar state? Are you fearing separation from your hubby today? Or maybe you’re struggling with some other issue of fear. Let these words be an encouragement to you as well:
Psalm 91:2,4-5,7-12 (NLT)
2 This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
4 He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
5 Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
nor the arrow that flies in the day.
7 Though a thousand fall at your side,
though ten thousand are dying around you,
these evils will not touch you.
8 Just open your eyes,
and see how the wicked are punished.
9 If you make the Lord your refuge,
if you make the Most High your shelter,
10 no evil will conquer you;
no plague will come near your home.
11 For he will order his angels
to protect you wherever you go.
12 They will hold you up with their hands
so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.
In this Psalm, I was reminded that God alone is my refuge and strength. He is my “place of safety” when the whole world feels out of whack. He really will keep me safe when I’m alone in a big house at night. He will hold me in his arms as I fall asleep without my hubby by my side. He will watch over me each day as I run errands and live my every moment for him. This Psalm also brings great promises for my husband, who will be serving his country over seas. God promises to protect and keep him safe, so that one day, when his deployment is through, he can come back to me. These promises are what I have to cling to when I begin to doubt, begin to fear the unknown. I hope they were an encouragement for all of you as well.
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