I need a keeper. Someone to watch out for me and over me. Why? Because it is easy to crash into a pit of nothingness. The good news is, as believers, we do have a Keeper. Psalm 121:5-7 assures us,
The Lord is your keeper… The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul.
Isn’t it nice, no…more like wonderful, to think about our Heavenly Father being our Keeper? In other words, He isn’t snoozing on the clouds. Psalm 121:3-4 tells us,
He who keeps you will not slumber. He who keeps Israel will neither slumber or sleep.
Our Soul Keeper is alert and watching out for us. Of anyone to whom we can entrust our soul, who more wonderful than our Heavenly Father? Here’s something else that’s wonderful to think about. Isaiah 38:17 tells us,
It is You who have kept my soul from the pit of nothingness, for You have cast all my sins behind Your back.
Isn’t that a marvelous visual? God casts all our sins behind Him and keeps our souls from the pit of nothingness. I’m jumping up and down in my spirit over that one. The more time we spend with Christ and learning His ways, the more filled we are, and the more we experience the opposite of the pit of nothingness. We experience heavenly joy and fulfillment that comes from intimacy with Christ. Will bad things ever happen? Yes because we live in a sinful world. But we aren’t destined for a pit of nothingness. We’re destined for the throne.
Heavenly Father, Soul Keeper, we praise You for keeping us from evil and keeping us from the pit of nothingness. We love You!