Snow day on a February morning. Wind blows, snow piles, schools close. Light candles, breathe deep, plan for slow.
A favorite verse from childhood, a melody I’ve sung hundreds of times in moments of fear, anxiety, and overwhelm:
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength. (Isaiah 26)
Keep: to keep, guard, watch; preserve, guard from dangers
Stayed: to lean or lay upon, rest upon, lean against; to support, uphold, sustain; to sustain, refresh, revive
Trusteth: to trust in, have confidence, be secure; to feel safe; bold, secure, confident, hope, sure
The God who is wants to guard you — you! — as you lean completely upon Him. You can trust Him.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path.”
“And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”