Even when it is a hot summer’s evening they will always answer with a resounding YES!
Reference: You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. (Psalm 139:5 TNIV)
Explore: When I was young I remember my mum coming to tuck me into bed. In the heart of winter she would see me wrapped up under all my blankets and say that I looked “as snug as a bug in a rug.”
As with all good motherly sayings, I have now started saying the same thing to my boys. Before they go to sleep I will ask them, “Would you like to be as snug as a bug in a rug?” Even when it is a hot summer’s evening they will always answer with a resounding YES! I will then take the sheets and tuck them all the way around their body saying,
“Now you are as snug as a bug in a rug.”
They love the feeling of being all wrapped up, safe and secure, surrounded by their sheets.
Application: There are times in my life when I just want to curl up into bed and be as snug as a bug in a rug. Life can sometimes feel a little crazy and I just want to be safe and secure, surrounded by everything I know and love.
Psalm 139 reminds me that I have that security in God. He totally surrounds me with His love and comfort, especially when life is tough.
If you are ever feeling worthless and that you have no purpose in this life, mark down Psalm 139 as a must-read. God has a great plan for your future and He will totally surround you each step of the way.
Prayer: Lord, may I not doubt Your purpose for my life, but constantly put my hope in You. Amen.
What specific area of your life do you need God to completely surround at the moment?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.