“Have You not made a hedge about him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.” Job 1:10
Sometimes it’s hard for me to let go, to trust. I have certain things I hold dear; family and pets. As a mother and a pet owner I have responsibilities to care for, to nurture, to love and protect. But I can’t always be there… and even when I am, I cannot control every circumstance.
While I was away, something threatened what I hold dear–a predator, whose goal was to harm. I worried, I considered cutting my trip short. I wanted to be home…I felt helpless. I did what I could, providing instructions over the phone, but then I had to let go and trust God.
God gives and God takes away, I know that, firsthand. I know there are times when God takes that which we love. But I also know God has placed a hedge around my household, I know nothing can infiltrate that hedge without God’s permission and so when there is a breach, that breach is purposeful in the hand of God.
I prayed unto the Lord, in the quiet I asked for His protection, then I rested my head for the night… and with the morning sun came the news that all was well, and safe– to the glory of God.