Deuteronomy 32:10

Sunday, November 27, 2016

"In a desert land he found him,
in a barren and howling waste.
He shielded him and cared for him;
he guarded him as the apple of his eye."
A friend of mine posted this scripture up on his Instagram not too long ago and the second I read it, my heart sighed. I'm always so amazed by the bits of encouragement that God gives me, us, in his Word.

I find a lot of comfort in this scripture.

In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste

Too many times have I allowed Satan to trick me into doing something that seems fine at first, but soon leaves me empty inside. Maybe you've felt that way too, or maybe I'm just the only one? Nonetheless, being lost in a barren and howling waste is a place I've been far too many times.

He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye

I remembering sitting in on a women's lesson when I was at a conference down in St. Louis, and one of the ladies who spoke upfront described what it meant to be the apple of someones eye. She mentioned that, if you stared deeply into someone's eye, like literally focusing solely on the other persons eyes, you will eventually be able to see your own reflection in them.

Staring deep into someone's eyes takes a lot of concentration, and it takes your full attention in order to see your self in their pupils.

That's exactly how God looks at us. There is nothing that distracts him from paying his full attention on us. Never, and I mean never does God ever look away.

But sometimes we do. The moment I get distracted from Satan, or my problems, or anything and look away from God, that's the moment I get lost and there I am, sitting once more in my desert land.

There have been days where my desert land was far worse than barren, and was shrieking rather than just howling. But God would keep me safe during those times. He would shield me, and remind me that he's right there, I only need to find my reflection in his eyes again.

I hope you guys have a great Sunday and that you could find some kind of encouragement from this scripture just as I have.

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