1 thing to remember when you're about to unravel

Originally published Sunday, 22 March 2015.

You hem me in behind and before. Psalm 139:5 (NIV)

I feel so tired. 

For 1 month Xylon and I have been gypsies. We've moved out of our old home but can't yet move into our new place. 

Everything we own is in storage except for a few bags of luggage that we'll rely on for the next 3 months. 

In less than 3 weeks we've slept in 8 different beds in 4 different towns. By the end of the month that count will be up to 10 beds in 6 towns.

And each time things get hard, each time I feel overwhelmed, I remind myself: 

God hems me in: behind and before.

The image of God hemming me in when I'm unraveling makes it easier to do the next small thing.

God is all around me. Behind me, before me. I'm not alone. I am held.

I am hemmed in by God. 

Ponder: What areas of your life do you need God to "hem" in?

Prayer: When I'm unravelling God help to remember that you hem me in.

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