He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. (Psalm 121:3-4 NIV)
At this time of year we see the schools finish up for the summer break, we see folks start to head off on their summer holidays and things start to wind down at the church over the summer months. It is a time for everybody to take a break from their normal everyday activities and to get some time to unwind and relax. It is important for all of us that we have sufficient time to rest from all the rigours of life and to spend time with God, indeed that is the way God designed us but as we go through the summer month’s life will continue. For some that time will be a joyous occasion, an opportunity to spend more time with the family but for others it will be a sad or difficult time, a time that may bring new problems or it may bring back old memories.
As we look at this verse from the psalms we see a great truth that can bring great comfort to us. Yes we may need to rest and take holidays but God never does, he doesn’t take two or three weeks off in the summer to get a break from sustaining the universe and leave it to its own devices (could you imagine the chaos). Thankfully the God that watches over his people will neither slumber nor sleep, he will never be found on vacation for he is such a mighty and awesome God that created all and continues to sustain all. How we, as Gods people, can take comfort in the words of the psalmist, we can take comfort in knowing that through these months and far beyond that he is always there. This means at any time of day, any season of life we can approach the Lord God almighty and bring everything to Him. We can bring the joys of life to him and praise Him for those blessings and we can seek Him when life is difficult and we need the comfort and the care of our Heavenly Father. Never be afraid to take it all to him for we know that he hears the prayers of His people. So may you enjoy these summer months and be richly blessed in these days knowing that the one that loves you and cares for you neither slumbers nor sleeps.