Thursday, September 2, 2010
Thankful Thursday - Protection
I'm joining in with the ladies today at Thankful Thursday, a weekly meme that celebrates having a thankful heart. You can link up over at Grace Alone.
Iris has chosen the theme "thankful for protection ..."
I am definitely thankful for the Lord's protection, and I'm thankful that He reassures us by His Word.
I have shared before about my first experience with trusting God for safety when I was pregnant with my first child. My husband was working the midnight shift leaving me alone in the city each night. We had just moved from a country setting to the city and it was such a big change for me. I heard so many noises all night long! I learned to open my bible each night to Psalm 91 and read those wonderful promises of God's protection - IF we have been dwelling in Him. I read it over and over until I was able to fall asleep. Each night, it took less time for me to fall asleep, until finally, I could claim victory over fear.
Another favorite scripture I quote when afraid is Psalm 56:3, "What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee."
Iris wrote about being thankful for God's protection while driving. I, too, am thankful for that, but as a mom, even more important to me is protection for my three girls as they drive. Yes, that's right, all three of my daughters are now drivers. I quoted Psalm 56:3 constantly while they were learning to drive. I still quote it whenever I am worried about whether they are in good driving conditions, or they haven't returned home when I thought they should.
I always feel calmer when quoting God's Word. No, it's not a magical formula that keeps bad things away, but it reassures me that no matter what happens, He is there with me and I can trust Him.
If you'd like to read what other thankful hearts have to say, visit Iris at Grace Alone.