In 1 Corinthians 13 we learn that Love always protects. And the scriptures also teach that God is Love. So I can believe that God always protects because of His love for us.
Yesterday Brendon was outside with me while I was weeding. And I saw some ants get disturbed in a section I had just finished. But Brendon just wanted to play where I was. So he decided to plop down right where I know I just saw mad ants. So I snatch him up, and tell him no, and try to describe in his language, “ouchy”, but he was still very angry with me that I wouldn’t let him do what he wanted.
As this was happening, I was thinking about how I would respond to God. If His perspective is greater than mine, and He can see there are ‘mad ants’ in whatever that thing is I want to do, and He tries to say, “ouchy Jenna, you really don’t want what will come out of this seemingly harmless decision,” do I tend to feel loved, or do I get mad that I feel like “what’s so wrong about that?” “I don’t understand why I just can’t……..(you can fill in the blank).”
Let’s choose today to believe what the scriptures say, ” Love always protects.” So if He is saying, “no go,” lets choose to say, “thank you for loving me. Would it please You to share the “why” with me, or do I just need to trust in Your love and perspective on this one?”
He is ALWAYS for us, always!