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Do you know the Lord is watching over you? A shepherd watching over his sheep or a parent watching over a small child gives them great comfort. Do you need God’s comfort today?

As the story of Job unfolds, we see the Lord watching over Job and He knows every detail of his life.  Job1:Then the Lord asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless—a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil.” [1]

Let’s explore the importance of the Lord watching over us from Psalm 121 to better understand the Lord watching over Job and us. Five times in this psalm we are told that the Lord watches over us. The word watch means the following: watch, guard, to preserve, to observe, protect, and save. When you understand all the nuances of the word watch, you begin to appreciate why it is so important the Lord watches over us.

Psalm 121:3 – He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber [2] Others may tire of us, but God does not. God never loses interest in us and goes to sleep. Whatever problem one is facing, the Lord sees and hears.

Psalm 121:4 – indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.[3] God is never takes a day off or a lunch break.  He does not need an alarm clock to wake up.  There may be things in your life that you may not understand, but we know God is always at work. 

Psalm 121:5 – The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand; [4] The Lord will give you strength for the difficulties you face each day. 

Psalm 121:7 – The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; [5] Think of what this meant to Job as he walked along his faith journey. Knowing this is a great encouragement in our own faith journey.

Psalm 121:8 – the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. [6] The Lord is interested in your relationship with him most importantly, but He also watches over ordinary events of your life as well.

    When we reflect how the Lord watches over us, it gives us the hope we need to walk through whatever difficulty we may face in life. Praise the Lord!

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[1] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Job 1:8). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

[2-6] The Holy Bible: New International Version. (1984). (Ps 121). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

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