I spent the last year reading a Psalm and Proverb pretty much every day. (P.S. This was one of many Bible reading plans you can get on with the YouVersion app–highly recommended!) That’s 12 times through the book of Proverbs. Every day there would be new truths and surprises, as if I had never read them before. However, one verse often caught my attention:
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe. (Proverbs 18:10)
Here is another Proverb my husband often quotes to me (in a kind way, of course!):
The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe. (Proverbs 29:25)
Finally, we just started with Heart of Dakota curriculum in our home school. The kid’s verse to memorize this week just happens to be this one:
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. (Psalm 4:8)
I admit it, this last verse is where I need the most help. Often you will find me awake in the wee hours, worrying about my family’s safety. I’m the queen of finding worse case scenarios. That’s why my word for 2015 is safe. It’s a reminder to myself that with the God the Father’s protection, we are always safe. His Word says it. It’s true. It’s true even when things happen don’t feel safe. (Think about the situations David was often in when he wrote the Psalms—fleeing for his life.) Time to put my faith in action and believe. Incidentally, believe was my 2nd choice for one word 2015.
Wouldn’t it be nice to sleep better? That’s my hope for 2015.