Friday, September 9, 2016
Friday Foto Friends - "Longing For God"
"As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So pants my soul for You, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When shall I come and appear before God?"
My tears have been my food day and night,
While they continually say to me,
'Where is your God?"
Psalm 42:1-3 NKJV
As I was taking my evening walk I happened upon this young deer, who was obviously separated from his Mama. As the pictures progress, little deer is actively moving back toward safety with the mother deer. He did not stop to eat or smell the flowers until he was back within close range of her. Once they were reunited...and the mother felt that I was no threat to them, they both were able to relax and eat a bite together.
Isn't that a lot like us when we get too far away from the safety net of the Throne of God? We sometimes have a tendency to wander away from the protection of His mercy and grace, thinking we are smart enough and big enough to take care of ourselves. Suddenly we find ourselves lost and alone, while the enemies of our soul gather around and threaten our peace of mind and sense of security, taunting us with their jibes and laughter at our confusion, saying, "Where is your God?"
When we wake up from our wanderings and realize our danger, isn't it wonderful to race back into the welcoming arms of our heavenly Father, knowing that He will never turn us away...and that He will stare down the face of the enemy and stand guard while we rest in the security of His love?
"Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him
for the help of His countenance!"
"The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime,
and in the night His song shall be with me..
A prayer to the God of my life."
Joining today with Deb and friends over at Friday Foto Friends. Hop on over to see what others are sharing today. It will bless your heart! Happy Friday Everyone!