Imagine this revelation I had years back…that as a “middle” child, I was surrounded by buffers and cushions similar to the yoke of an egg. The yoke did not break thanks to those things around me that God set in place. He was working upstream. I was given the beautiful verse (Psalm 125:1) found in this passage by a wise mentor, Rita Clark. In turn, I passed it on to a dear co-worker in the midst of experiencing the dying process of someone near to her. Many years later, I ran into this co-worker and she was full of praise for how God worked upstream for the education of her daughters. Their family was filled again with joy. Take heart today and keep the faith. – Teresa #Hisgoodness=deliverance
The Lord Surrounds His People
A Song of Ascents.
Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the Lord surrounds his people,
from this time forth and forevermore.
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest
on the land allotted to the righteous,
lest the righteous stretch out
their hands to do wrong.
Do good, O Lord, to those who are good,
and to those who are upright in their hearts!
But those who turn aside to their crooked ways
the Lord will lead away with evildoers!
Peace be upon Israel!
English Standard Version (ESV)
The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.