Friday, May 08, 2009

This Week's WORD

When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the LORD was merciful to them.
Genesis 19:16

This verse comes from the scene when God's angels were urging Lot and his family to leave Sodom before it was destroyed.
It just struck me that Lot was hesitating but God, in His mercy, grabbed him and his family by the hand and led them out of the city. I wonder if at the time Lot was upset with the angels for forcing him out. I wonder if he thought they were trying to harm him in some way, or that they might be trying to steal his home. I wonder if he thought he couldn't trust them.
I wonder how amazed and thankful he was after he saw what happend to Sodom.

And I wonder how many times God, in His mercy, has grabbed me by the hand and led me away from danger when I hesitated to go. I may never know how God has protected me in my life, but I am sure He has. And I am thankful.

Let us hold tightly to His hand every day of our lives, trusting Him to do what He knows is best.

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8 comments:

Leah said...

Let me tell you, I have worn the hand of my guardian angel slap out!! He has snatched me away from danger so many times.. and when he wasn't snatching me away from danger, he was snatching me bald headed because of some sort of mischief I was already in.

Great post!!

Leah

luvmy4sons said...

I wonder how many times the "bad" things in our life, the "missed" things, the "lost" things, the "unfortunate" things were truly just God protecting us. We have to see all as coming from Him and for good purposes.

LisaShaw said...

Beautiful and powerful message! I never want my hand to even slip from the LORD's. I need His grip on me constantly.

Happy Mother's Day dear one.

KelliGirl said...

I think sometimes it's easy to see when things go wrong and wonder where was God. But as you point out, what about all the times when God rescued us and we had no idea? His ways are not our ways and His workings are more vast than we can comprehend!

Good thoughts for today.
Happy Mother's Day!

Mrs. Sidney said...

Yes, I need to trust Him in all things and I need to remember His timing is always good and perfect.

Thanks for this wonderful insight!!

Happy Mother's Day!!

Proverbs 27:19 said...

Straight to the point without missing the point; awesome!

smooches,
Larie

Kelly's Ideas said...

That is so true. God wants to led us into safety and be our Father.. just have to let Him. Thank you for a wonderful analogy.
Love,
Kelly
http://www.amazingsalvation.com

Anonymous said...

Perfect post!!!
Thank you, Karen!!
And HAPPY MOTHER's DAY!!!
Patricia in nyc