The verse of the day is Deuteronomy 33:26-27. There is none like the God of Jeshurun, Who rides on the heavens to your help, And through the skies in His majesty. The eternal God is a dwelling place, And underneath are the everlasting arms;
It happened again! For the second time this winter a deer came bounding out from the side of the road and blindsided one of our cars. Now we have two cars with huge dents and mangled hoods. You need to be so careful driving the back roads at this time of the year. Even when you are watching carefully these skittish animals can jump out unexpectedly and cause great damage.
Often in life difficult and unexpected experiences can catch us unaware causing great devastation and frustration. A routine trip to the doctor can yield terrifying test results. Another ordinary day at work could end with packing up your desk and searching through the classifieds. The call could come in that there has been an accident or the school paper we worked so hard on could receive a less than sufficient grade. These things just happen. They jump right out from the side of the road and wreak havoc in our hearts before we even know what hit us.
When our cars are in an accident, we can call our insurance company and most of the time they come through with financial help for the repairs, but they won’t be able to help at all when life smacks us in the face. That is why I am so glad for a strong and powerful God who cares about me more than anyone else. This God of Jeshurun (another name for Israel) knows and sees all that will devastate me and He rides on the heavens in His majesty to help me. He could stop these difficulties from coming our way, but often allows them so that we will learn to trust Him. But in the midst of these trials He never leaves us on our own. He is our dwelling place in times of pain and suffering and puts His strong loving arms underneath to hold us up when we feel we cannot stand.
Have you been blindsided recently? Look up! God is riding on the clouds to help you. Rest your tired heart and soul in His strong arms.