You Are Being Watched

Written By Amy

You are being watched. By God, of course, but not in the way you think.  We often think God watches over us to judge us, or catch us doing something wrong.  Yet, the bible tells us of a different God.  One who is full of fatherly love, provision and protection.  A God who is our shepherd, not just watching us, but watching over us.

Whether you are reading these verses below for the first time, or have them memorized, I hope you can let the words sink in to your heart wherever life has you right now.

Psalm 23: 1-6

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. 

 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me besides still waters,

he restores my soul.

He guides me in paths of righteousness, for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.

Your rod and your staff,

they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Here is my translation:

God watches over me like a shepherd watches over his flock of sheep.  Each and every one deserves his constant vigil over their safety.  He makes sure I am fed, protected, cared for so that I do not want for my needs.   When I am weary, God brings me to a place of rest, still waters, and restores my energy to face the world again.  He helps me to walk a path of doing the right thing, so that He may be glorified in my life.

When my life is in its deepest pain, I shall not be afraid.  For God is walking with me in that valley, and in his hands he holds things of strength and comfort for me. When I feel like my enemies are all around me, God boldly prepares a place of fulfillment for me right in front of them!  That I may live without fear in their presence because God has gone before me. 

I am chosen by God, the anointing demonstrates that.  I am adopted into his family, and my cup (life) is not empty because of that.  In fact, it is full to overflowing.   Goodness and love will be in my heart all of my life because of God’s presence there.  And, I will spend eternity with my “Abba” Daddy.

 

I am glad I have God watching over me.

 

 

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