The Lord himself watches over you!

The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.

Psalm 121:5 (NLT)

It is HOT! This shouldn’t surprise me since I live in the desert, yet each summer I have to get back into a “hot weather” routine. It is imperative to put up an interior sunshade on the windshield if you have any hope of touching the steering wheel or sitting on the seat. After suffering the consequences of forgetting a couple of times, I now reach for the shades before I turn off the engine. It makes a huge difference.

What an encouragement to know that my God is there to protect me when life gets hot. This past weekend, I was drooping with the weight of the cares of my family—frustrated, fearful, and disappointed. I really wanted to fix it or at least make it go away. But I couldn’t do a thing. Today, our verse reminded me that I have the promise of God’s watchful care over me and those I love. He knows what is best for each of us. So, whether it is scorching heat or thunder and lightning, let’s wait it out under the umbrella of His love and power and see the great things He will do.