Faith, Parenting

I will never leave you

I write this post propped up against a giant stuffed tiger on the bottom bunk bed watching over my youngest. He awoke in the middle of the night shouting for me as he was sick. He seemed instantly brighter afterwards, and even smiled his heartstoppingly sweet smile to crack a joke while washing his hands. 

He lay back down in to bed and I gently stroked his hair and prayed for him, but he seemed fitful and he kept looking up to check that I was still there. He waved my fingers away from his hair, not wanting to be mithered, so I simply sat in silent prayer watching him. 

After a few minutes of sitting on the floor next to his head, I shifted my weight slightly and he immediately looked up and said, “Where are you going Mommy?”

“No where baby,” I replied, “Do you want me to stay?”

He nodded quietly, so I grabbed my dressing gown, pillow and a book, and settled down at the bottom of his bed to watch him instantly relax and drift off to sleep.

As I watched him, my momma’s heart sad and prayerful, I felt the father heart of God remind me of how He watches us. He knows that sometimes we don’t need to be held,  we just need to know that someone is watching over us.

Indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber or sleep. Psalm 121:4 NIVUK

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭NIVUK

Our Heavenly Father never sleeps, He never slumbers. He never lets you out of His sight, not even for one second. You may not feel His hand on your shoulder today, but I guarantee you that He has His eye on you today and always. 

Rest easy tonight knowing that the One who flung the stars into the sky and set the world in motion has you firmly in His sights and gently in His hands.

As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. Joshua 1:5 NIVUK


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