God’s Care for You At Christmas Time

“The Lord is your Keeper.”
Psalm 121:5a ESV

Are you feeling overwhelmed or depleted this Christmas time? Take heart, dear friend. The Lord is your Keeper. 

God is keeping YOU as you care for the people He has placed in your life right now. He is upholding you as cook, clean, cultivate, plan, work, minister, reach, teach, and encourage all those dear souls He’s placed within your circle of care during this Christmas season and every season of life!

Isn’t that such a wonderful comfort? 

Whether you are a college student, a single woman, a young married woman, a mom in the throes of raising toddlers or teens, an empty nester, or an older woman caring for a spouse or loved one, or a widow, God is keeping you right now as you are serving others in this busy season of life.

Psalm 121 reminds us that not only does God keep us, but he helps us and is the source of our help. What an exciting (and mind-blowing!)reality because God is the Helper who has no limits

Unlike you or I, God is never short on resources, time, wisdom, money, or power.

He’s never so tired from caring for us that he needs a shot of caffeine, or a quick nap, or a weekend off.  The Bible tells us that “ he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.” (Ps. 121:3b, 4) His watch care is 24/7.

Our Loving, Limitless Heavenly Father

As loving parents, we know what it’s like to watch our children just for the sheer pleasure of delighting in them. As a mother and grandmother, I know what it’s like to watch over my children and grandchildren. I remember staring at my precious newborns, studying their features and little darling faces “just because.”

My daughter, Rebekah, just had a baby (our sixth grandchild!) and now I can’t help but stare at him because I love and delight in our newest little grandson. We watch to make sure our kids and grandkids are thriving emotionally, physically, and spiritually. When they are struggling, we do our best to help, but our resources are limited. We only have so much time, money, insight, and energy.

But God, our perfectly loving heavenly Father, has no limits. He watches over us and promises as a Good Shepherd to take care of every one of our needs.

The Bible tells us that:

  • In our weakness, He has sufficient grace and strength to give. (2 Cor. 12:19)
  • In trouble, He is our refuge. (Ps. 46:1)
  • In our need, He will provide. (Phil. 4:19)
  • In our sin and sickness, He is our Savior and healer. (Psalm 103:3)
  • In our loneliness, God sees, knows, and cares about the details of our lives. (Ps. 33:18)

In His Word

“The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.“ Ps. 121:7,8

God’s care for us is all-encompassing. 

What a comfort to know that when our resources are depleted or non-existent, God is present and aware and gives practical help in all areas of life.

And though in this broken world we may go through ups and downs, and experience financial hardships, sickness, relational difficulty, civil unrest, job instability, disappointment, heartache, betrayal, and many other things out of our control, through it all we know there is hope. We are held, kept, provided for, and protected by an all-powerful God who is really there and totally aware. God has promised to keep us as we come and go from now and through eternity. 

In Your Life

What are you lacking today? 

Where are you turning for help and hope? 

If you are feeling depleted or overwhelmed today, turn to the Lord and ask Him to provide your needs. Ask Him to help you turn from worry, fear, or resentment in difficult times, and to trust Him to provide. Remember, God’s care for us is all-encompassing, and He is there for us in every season of life.

We Recommend

Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund – If you want to know more about the character of the God you serve and His heart for you, I highly recommend this book. 

Bible verses for further reflection: Proverbs 18:10,  Ps. 32:7, Nahum 1:7, Ps. 46:1, Hebrews 13:6 ,Philippians 4:19, Matthew 6:31-32,  Matthew 7:11, Ps. 27:1-5

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Sarah Beals is a wife, mother of six, and grandmother of 6.. She lives in beautiful New England and writes about Christian living, home education, hospitality, and creative pursuits at Joyfilleddays.com and on Instagram.