I love watching children when they are small and starting to walk. Some children will carry a blanket around and hold it close. In Charlie Brown, Linus had his blanket and it was a security blanket of sorts. As I was reading in Psalms this morning I came across the word cling that reminded me of security blankets. Check this out…
1 You, God, are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
where there is no water.
2 I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.
3 Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
4 I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.
5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
6 On my bed I remember you;
I think of you through the watches of the night.
7 Because you are my help,
I sing in the shadow of your wings.
8 I cling to you;
your right hand upholds me. (Psalm 63:1-8 NIV)
That word “cling” jumped out to me. I want to know the Lord deeper each day. I want to love how He loves. I want to think like He thinks. I want to know His heart. I love how David reflects on the Power and Glory of God. I am so grateful that God has been with me just about my whole life long. I feel like I know Him better today than ever before. I like that word cling because I feel like I cling to Him all the time. Over the years I’ve had to cling to Him during a job loss, a divorce, a church divorce, a company merger, a kid who survived cancer, a kid who survived a 40-foot fall to name a few. Less than 45 days ago, I learned my brother in law has cancer – I’m clinging to the Lord. I don’t know what else I can do. I believe the Lord wants to be the One I cling to. He wants to be my “security blanket” – He’s more than capable to keep me close when I’m scared and unsure what is next. I will cling to Him all the time. I will sing to Him all the time. I will trust in Him. I will find peace in His Presence.