Psalm 121 is special to me. When my son was born six weeks prematurely, it was one of the scriptures that I wrote on index cards and posted above his tiny NICU bed. Seizures, ventilators, EEGs…through it all, this psalm gave comfort and hope. Nathan is now a healthy 11-year-old boy, far from the tiny preemie we prayed over.
Not long ago, my friend’s husband was diagnosed with leukemia. I copied Psalm 121 on an index card for her, too. She told me later that she carried the verse cards around in her purse, and read them during hospital stays, before her husband’s treatments, and anytime she prayed for him. Sadly, though, he lost his battle with leukemia just a few short months later. Our hearts broke, but we thanked God for his total healing in heaven.
The Lord will keep you from all harm–he will watch over your life…
God has authority and power over seizures and leukemia. When He allows physical harm to come, it’s only because He can bring glory from it. He holds it all in His good and capable hands.
The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore….
Healing will come. Whether an earthly, physical healing for a premature baby, or the ultimate, eternal healing for my friend’s husband, the Lord watches over it all. I can rest and hope, love deeply and live boldly, all because He watches over me–now, and forever.