He Watches Over Us

Posted May 13, 2010 by Oliver Saade in Devotional - Blog Hits: 6,785

Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah. (5) Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them. (Psa 84:4-5 KJV)

I usually have uncertainties at night when going to bed. I knew I had nothing to fear if I trust in the Lord, but somehow unconsciously there was a hidden thought that keeps surfacing to my mind that makes the night almost unnatural to my existence. It was almost strange sometimes to resign at night; I trusted in my heavenly Father and surrender myself to him. But yes morning came! It dawned on me just how I did not trust in the Father because I felt more confident at day when I was awake, rather than night (when I had no control). But what brought this thought to light is a simple experience which I will share here of the simple yet amazing ways how our heavenly Father can bring profound truths to our mind by simple day to day events such as these.

My usual experience during the day is to go about my business (well, learning to go about my Fathers’ as he daily teaches me through His word). It didn’t take me long after I made a new friend literally on the other side of the planet that I noticed just how oblivious and unappreciative I was that whilst it is day here where I live, it was night on the other side of the globe. Only having a few moments to speak with each other, our usual way of communicating is through computer application. Though seemingly mundane yet this made our friendship more palpable on the crossroads of dusk and dawn of our individual duties. This was our norm: as I retired for the night to sleep, my friend was awake and whilst he slept, I lived! I will noticed his statues Icon was offline or on, as he also mine, and this will give as the signal that we were both about to, or had retired for the night or as you would guess alive again!!

In only a few days of knowing him something of a bond weld up in my heart for my friend and I found myself blessing and saying a word of prayer for him whilst he retired to bed. Something about this gave me the feeling as though we had known each other for some time now but I had only known him a few days so what caused this link? Whenever I saw his status icon ‘asleep’ and mine alive and green, I felt the obligation to watch over my friend, so I pray and ask our heavenly father’s blessing upon him and his family. Then not to overly exaggerate but only a little, I perceive him almost childlike and cuddly in his Fathers arms.

Now for someone who can do nothing of himself and in whom no good thing can issue, for what good thing have I received that did not come from the Lord? This gave me a transcendent signal that our Father was in control. I saw the bigger picture in play; like a little girl caring for her doll having her mother at the same moment caring for her, something of her mother’s love naturally rubs off of her child. I simply prayed because the heavenly Father is blessing! Like a fine golden thread, it runs down from the father; to the mother; to the child; to the unconscious innocent practice on a doll. The nature of our father will run through if the line of headship is kept in our families; loved ones and relationships and prepare a highway of blessing for our children!

I still find it hard somewhat surrendering control to Him, though easier to rest now, not fearing but trusting, knowing that my Father in heaven is watching over me. There is something in man that wants to hold on to dear life. Almost too cautious to trust, but the Lord is patient with us to give as faith and as we walk with him day by day, grace is at work. We learn more and more to trust Him and fully abide in His truth and in Him resting even night by night for He more than any other watches over us!

Like a child being blessed, the blessing naturally sort opportunity to be shared. Blessed are they that put their trust in the Lord.

Hopes these words brings comfort to someone.

Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. (Mat 10:29-31 KJV)