“The LORD is your keeper”
The Lord God, the Most High, is my keeper. And He is a faithful one. Ever-watchful. Constantly aware and active.
His goodness and mercy pursue me all the days of my life – days written in His book before even one of them came to be (Psalm 23:6; 139:16).
He knows my every movement and my every characteristic, because He keeps me and I am loved as His (Psalm 139:3).
This applies throughout my life here, and beyond – for He has promised to deliver me safely into His kingdom (2 Timothy 4:18).
Not losing one who is His (John 10:28).
Not losing me.
And not losing you.
Whatever happens here on earth to our mortal body, our soul – the essence of who we are and that which is wrapped up in Christ when we receive Him – is safely and smoothly delivered directly into the presence of our Savior and the Father who loves us with unending faithfulness.
The Lord is your keeper at all times, even when it seems everything is crashing around you. Your world might be entirely shaken, but His faithfulness holds you fast amidst the confusion (Isaiah 54:10).
He will not lose you.
Your keeper will not fail.
And His love is present, even here.
He is not unfeeling in your trials. He counts your tossings and turnings. He captures your tears in a bottle to ensure none are discounted, none are wasted (Psalm 56:8). He hears your cry. He weeps with you. And He stands firm as your rock. Even when anger drives you to rail at Him as you contemplate what you don’t understand, He stands firm in His understanding of you and His faithfulness. Patient to assure you of who He is in perfect timing and steady grace.
He keeps you in every season. In joy and grief. In excitement and disappointed hopes. In healing and brokenness. When the pieces fall together beautifully and when they seem scattered at your feet.
He keeps you. Each moment, each day, through all the ages. He is the constant to which you can cling. In all things, He loves you with an everlasting love and continues His faithfulness to you (Jeremiah 31:3). He keeps you, ensuring there is hope for your future (Jeremiah 31:17).