Have you ever been so busy that you can hardly keep up with yourself? Well that is how I felt a couple of weeks ago! You see the family that I babysit for just had another precious baby. He was in the hospital for 19 days which gave me the opportunity to stay at their house a TON to watch the younger children while the parents went back and forth to the hospital.
“Rented mother” was my new nickname for a couple of weeks, and let me tell ya, I’ve never felt so much like a mom before in my life! =) I was grateful to have my sisters trade in and out to help out as well. It was a very rewarding, exhausting, filled with fun moments, overwhelming, and overall, a great 19 days.
Two days before the baby got released from the hospital, I was at home reading some familiar verses in Psalm 139, only this time they stood out in a new way.
“Thou knowest my downstitting and mine uprising…Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways…Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.”
What an amazing truth! The Lord had been with me this whole time; seen my every move, and gone through every moment with me. He was so much more aware of everything going on than I was. He had not been just watching me from heaven, He had been right there with me dwelling IN me!
Thinking back on these verses has been very encouraging and comforting. No matter where we are, where we’d like to be, or what we’ve just gone through – we must rest in Jesus who knows. He KNOWS your fears, he KNOWS your desires, and he is Trustworthy.
“…may He not be just a guest but rather an intimate companion in our day-to-day walk.” – Experiencing The Presence of GOD by A. W. Tozer
“God is here, and the nearness of God that we talk about is not one of distance, it has to do with trust, love and intimacy of heart.” – Experiencing The Presence of GOD by A. W. Tozer
Delight in His presence with you today! =)