For instance, a new job opportunity sparks anxiety because that “little” voice in your head says, “but what if I don’t get it?” Or an insecure (or wounded) woman is tormented because she is afraid another woman may swipe her great guy.
Whatever the reason, it is fruitless to hold too tightly to the earthly blessings of this world. Have you heard the proverbial example of the little girl clutching her baby chick so tightly that she ultimately smothers it and kills it? Sometimes that happens to adults when insecurity smothers loved ones. How? By unfoundedly questioning motives, wrongfully accusing, secretly searching pockets and other personal items for signs of infidelity. You know what I mean. That brand of love quickly becomes bondage and no one wants to be in bondage.
You know, the truth of the matter is that we cannot protect anything ourselves. God who sees all, judges fairly and knows the hearts of men (and women) is the perfect all-powerful guarding Protector.
“…Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain.”
God is best qualified to protect our lot and our portions. Even if people choose to leave us, or our job is eliminated or the child decides a negative path in life – understand that they things were not probably within your complete control anyway. They, and their destinies, are in God’s hands. Release and thank God for what is coming…for what is your perfect portion! I love the way the New International Version puts this concept:
“LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure.”
Check out how The English Standard version expresses it:
“The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.”
So, in the end God is ultimately our Portion and our Protector. He can handle an enemy much better than you ever could; and he can keep your husband, children, social standing and victory better than you can on any given day. Take the pressure off, Godsy Girl.