A Prayer to Find Comfort in God's Protective Gaze

Contributing Writer

“The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.” - Psalm 28:7 ESV

A few years ago, I snapped a picture of a cloud that oddly resembled a giant eye in the sky. Once I saw it, I could not help but think God was watching with a careful and attentive gaze. Now that picture often cycles itself through a display of featured photos on my phone, serving as a reminder God sees me. The days I’m most comforted by this thought are when I’m struggling!

What about you? Is there something that reminds you of God’s careful protection and watchful eye over you? Maybe on a day when you were being inundated with lies and feared the enemy, you saw a flock of sparrows reminding you  God sees and cares for your every need. Or perhaps you were fighting with your friend, and a person from church prayed a specific, spirit-led word that spoke to your problem without her knowing the details. Or maybe on a day when you couldn’t afford to pay an overdue bill, the Lord provided the amount you needed through an anonymous donor. 

In the Bible, God refers to Himself as the Good Shepherd, who lays down His life for the sheep. And He says we are the sheep of His pasture (John 10:11-14). Sheep are rather defenseless animals. They do not have sharp teeth or claws to ward off predators. They are covered in heavy wool that makes them susceptible to overheating if not groomed regularly and vulnerable to drowning if they fall into deep waters. They are known for getting themselves into precarious situations. And they need a shepherd's constant care and protection to stay safe and alive. 

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