Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Pastor's Ponderings, March 15, 2022

Our God Watches Over Us


In the February 15, 2022, edition of the Checkup by SingleCare, authors wrote an article entitled, Mental health statistics 2022.  In that article, they mentioned, “Mental health and substance use disorders affect 13% of the world’s population. That number could increase as people around the world shelter in place and adjust to a new normal amid the coronavirus pandemic.”  Doubtless the uncertainties surrounding the war in Ukraine will exacerbate these disorders. 


This statistic demonstrates the worry, anxiety, fear, and terror that many are experiencing. They don’t feel that the cavalry is coming, their end of days are drawing closer, and all hope has gone. The website “Knowing Jesus” various scriptures to remind us that God is watching over us.  Our Lord is looking for those whose hearts are fully committed to Him and who have put their total hope in Him (2 Chronicles 16:9a, Psalm 33:18).  I find it comforting to know that I am not in this alone.  God promises to look after me, instruct me and teach me where to go and what to do (Psalm 32:8).


We cannot hide from God, nor should we since He is watching us always (Job 34:21) and wants to bring me to a good end (Jeremiah 29:11).  Let us continue to remind ourselves that while we may feel alone, we are not alone.  We can comfort ourselves knowing that the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords is watching over us always and eternally. 

2 Chronicles 16:9a

New International Version

For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. 


Psalm 33:18

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18 But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,


Psalm 32:8

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8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you


Job 34:21

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21 “His eyes are on the ways of mortals; he sees their every step.


Jeremiah 29:11

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11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future

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