May 25, On Duty

Today’s reading: Psalms 121-125

“He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep” - Psalm 121:3-4.

God is always on duty, so to speak, and He never has to take a break to refresh or rest. That means you can be off duty and entrust things to Him while you are. That is easier said than done, however, for you cannot see God at work, so the temptation is to stay on duty, so to speak, through worry, sleepless nights, playing the lottery, telling others your troubles, and many other forms of taking matters into your own hands. Both Jesus and Paul modeled what today’s passage suggests when they were asleep while the boat they were in was being battered by storms:

“Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, ‘Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!’ He replied, ‘You of little faith, why are you so afraid?’ Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm” (Matthew 8:24-26).

Is your boat going through a storm? Are you frantically rowing to save it or are you calmly trusting the Master of the waves and wind to fulfill what He promised in Psalm 121? Have you learned to trust even when the circumstances around you are tumultuous?