God will take care of You

30/11/2019 23:52
I got my driver’s licence nine years ago and at the ripe old age of 52. (Oops! Now you know my age! Actually … I'm okay with that!  I’m happy to say that I’ve lived – and loved - for 62 years! After all, the Bible says that long life is a blessing! With perhaps more wisdom acquired along the way and more goodness showered on the world around! What do you think?) Back to the topic at hand - driving and I! Those who know me are well aware that I am not a confident driver. After we moved to our new home last year, I’ve had a concern each time I drive home after a visit to the shops.
I have to pass through a set of traffic lights a short distance before the turn off leading to our street. It means that after I clear the lights, I need to slow down to turn left just as the traffic behind me starts to accelerate to 70 kmph. The car behind me would often be far too close for comfort—so as I’d slow down and then turn my car left, I’d breathe a prayer that the fast moving car behind me wouldn’t hit mine. After a few such prayers, I’ve enjoyed a number of mini miracles.  Often, the car behind is a good distance away. And sometimes ... there’s been no car behind me at all. Wow! What a gift! Thank you God. A reminder from my Papa that He’s got my back.
Yes, God’s got my back, so I don’t need to keep peering over my shoulder to ensure I’m safe, not only on the road, but on life’s journey as well. Isn’t that reassuring? A few days ago, as I parked at our local shopping centre, I noticed a large red four-wheel drive car was parked on my right. I knew I’d need to take care when I moved out, because the car completely blocked my vision. However … when I returned to my car twenty minutes later, I was pleased (like a toddler given an ice cream when she least expected it) to find the vehicle had disappeared. I drove out of that parking spot with a perfect view of everything around me. Thank you God. Not only did God have my back—He had every side of me covered too. What a God!
In fact, as I was moved towards the traffic light intersection that day, a car followed, very close to mine - too close. Would it be a risk to reckon with when I turned into our street? I heard God's whisper in my heart that I needn’t worry—the car would soon be moving to the next lane. And yes … it did move over and all was well. Hooray! I zoomed home safely with no car speeding behind me. God had me covered. On every side. God has me covered. All the time. All I need to do is ask!
It’s that busy busy season isn’t it—the season of goodwill and cheer. Sadly, it can be a tough season for many people—a season when people spend too much, eat too much, do too much, wearing stress like a heavy garment, when tempers are frayed and exhaustion mounts. It is a time when lonely people might feel extra lonely. A time when life twirls around like crazy on a treadmill that won't let up.
Are you tired? Are you sick of it all? Are you troubled and worn and weary? If so, this word is especially for you. From God Himself. He knows. He understands. He feels with you and for you. He came to the earth for you. To give you peace with God and peace with your neighbour. To bring you abundant life in the here and now. To bring you hope amidst the bleakness and joy amidst your shattered dreams.
Reach out to Him again this Christmas. He is waiting for you. And He loves you. Oh how He loves you! So very very much. God’s got your back covered. And your sides too. Your future. Your today. Your moments. All of them. Come to Jesus. He is the Saviour of the world. He is your Saviour and mine. No circumstance however bleak is too big for Him to handle or overturn. He is with you. 

He will take care of you.

This Christmas, may you look up and re-discover His love and His help in a way you have not experienced before. May He fulfil your heart’s deepest desires. May He walk with you through the fire. May the peace He came to give you be yours every day of the New Year.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, 

and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” 

Matthew 11:28-30