How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings. Psalms 36:7 NLT
Two nights ago I spent a mostly sleepless night alternately praying and worrying about our two daughters in law. On the same day one was going through major cancer surgery while the other was diagnosed with Covid-19. I know, because I have taught about prayer, faith and trust in God that He has them in His hands. Yet the human side of me struggles and silently repeats over and over the same requests.
So last night when I woke at 2:30 gripped again with fears and anxiety I prayed not just for them but for God to help my faith to grow. Of course the answer did not immediately jump out at me like toast popping up. But I followed my dad’s advice on sleeplessness and got up and changed the subject. I grabbed a bowl of cereal, put my earbuds in and listened to the Bible. Then as I relaxed my mental grip on the situation (partly from exhaustion partly faith) I could feel God’s heavenly wings around me and I knew that He can handle this. His plan- and unfailingly love is enough no matter what my fears. In the words of the song, I stopped all negotiations with the God of all creation” and I found my rest in the Father’s hands. If some nights you are also caught in that anxious crossfire between worry and faith then stop and take a deep breath. Change the subject just long enough for those mighty yet gentle wings of God to cover you and then find your rest in the unfailing love of our Father’s hands!
18 thoughts on “Unfailing Love”
Praying for you and your family, Pete.
Thanks for sharing that beautiful song. Yes, with all the bad news terrorizing us from all directions, it’s wise to “change the subject” back to the greatness and goodness of God. ❤️
Thanks for the prayers. I know God listens. I do love that song as well. That is the worship team at our church and this is one of my favorite new songs.
I love “The Blessing,” too. I fell in love with that song last summer and watched a BUNCH of videos of it, from different parts of the world. The children’s video is my favorite. 💕
I haven’t seen that yet though I have enjoyed the UK and Uganda versions as well as the original with Kari Jobe and Elevation worship.
Thanks for this, Pete. There’s something going on right now in my mind and I need to change the subject. Blessings!
Lifting up prayers for your family!
Thank you Beth
Thank you Beth.
This is a really great word. I’ll be praying with you. Please keep us posted.
Thank you Dee. God bless.
I love what you say here, Pete – especially when you said to change the subject. That’s such a great way for me to remember to quit worrying about my situation and to focus on God. I’m also so sorry about your daughters-in-law and I am stopping right now to pray for them,
Thank you for your prayers. Melinda is back in the hospital with complications but Deb seems to be doing better with the Covid. We are on our knees trusting them both ad well as our sons and grandkids to God. Blessings
Do they live near you?
No one in Texas the other PA and we are in Florida. Just got back from visiting both two weeks ago.
I know it’s not easy being far away.
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Pete, this is so good. Your transparency resonates with many who’ve wavered between worry and faith during personal trials. Your message offers the solution “change the subject” by turning our eyes to Jesus–our eternal Hope. Prayers for you and your family.
Thank you for your prayer and for commenting. Things are doing better with our Texas gal who seems to have kicked Covid down the road. Our other is in the first phases of chemo and shaking off complications of surgery. Yes changing the subject has helped us to think clearly enough to trust that God has this. Glad our journey has helped yours.