I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
Psalms 121:1-4 NKJV
Sometimes in the pace of life, I look up suddenly and am shocked to find I haven’t written a blog in a while. The days have passed almost unnoticed.
The reality is that we all stumble at times. We get wrapped up in the things that are going on around us. We get distracted by this or that. We get tired. We get lazy. (This is confession!)
What I love about the journey of faith is that it IS a journey. It doesn’t end because of a stumble or a sojourn down a rabbit trail. The journeyman (or woman!) needs simply get back on their feet, find the road again, and the journey will continue. This is because God doesn’t give up on us. He is always ready for that moment when we realize what we have misplaced for a time.
Indeed, the God who watches over us, who keeps us, will neither slumber nor sleep.
We may stumble, we may sleep, but God does not.
During these last days of Lent, may you know that the God who never slumbers nor sleeps is waiting for your return if you have stumbled or strayed away. May you know that the journey may continue at any moment you might choose, God is waiting to journey with you. And if your journey has been going well lately, may it continue unabated.