Monday, October 19, 2009

As the mountains surround Jerusalem....

the LORD surrounds his people now and forever. Ps. 125:2

As I studied this Psalm this morning, it was 5:30 am. My son was 1 1/2 hours late coming home from the U2 concert in OK. He hadn't answered the txt I had sent him (he was most likely asleep in the car, but my mind was running) and I didn't have the cell phone number for the youth pastor who was driving them. I was worried and had been up since 5.

As I dug into this Psalm, peace just ran through my heart and I was reminded that my God encamps around us and hems us in behind and before. At no time is God caught off guard with our circumstances. He knows right where my son is.

Remember my post on letting go?

This is the part that is the hardest. Letting them out from under my protective wing. Not being able to control the circumstances around them and not knowing what is going on.........trusting God to take care of them.

Yet, God is so good. And as I turned to His word to calm my worries and fears, He met me right there and gave me the sweet reminder that I needed......

As the mountains surround Jerusalem, the LORD surrounds his people now and forever!!


Jason walked in about 5:50 and I gave him the biggest and tightest hug ever.....


.....he had no clue why.

10 comments:

Mama Belle said...

Such a hard thing ... to let go. And, to trust that God is a God of His Word.

Great post!

Being a mama is so hard.

TCKK said...

Yep it's very hard and I'm trying to learn it too. Something you said though caught my eye "Letting them out from under my protective wing." But you know we're never out from under God's wing. Psalm 91:4 says "He will shield you with his wings. He will shelter you with his feathers. His faithful promises are your armor and protection."(NLT) I don't know about you, but I think I'll claim that promise for my kids.

Karin said...

Awww...love that! :) I have told my late-didn't-answer-his-cell-son, "I'm so glad you're home and not dead on the road somewhere...but now I will have to kill you myself for putting me through that." hahaha

Mocha with Linda said...

Wonderful post!

SmilingSally said...

Our son was telling my husband how difficult it was this past week when his one daughter was out late. He said, "Do you realize how scary it is to wait up for a child?"

My husband smiled and nodded, "Yes, son, I do." LOL

Darla said...

the Lord does surround his children. sometimes it is hard to remember that he loves our kids more than we do...it's hard to grasp that. i'm glad your son got home safely and i am anxious to know if he had a good time! you will have to coach me this year on the letting go thing, i havent had any practice...yikes!

Growin' with it! said...

you are such a great mom sara!

2Thinks said...

Heartfelt post. I sure felt it in my heart. I know what you're talkin' 'bout here, Sara.

Thanks for the Psalm.

SusanD said...

Wonderful post. Thanks so much for sharing. I don't have pics for week 42. No internet at home because of the move. Hopefully....soon.

The Jonah craft is so great. I love that story and have been sharing it w/the grand-boy. This would be a great activity for him.

Blessings, SusanD

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

Oh the worries of a mom! It is hard for sure.

Great post!