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The Lord turn His face toward you
and give you peace
When Dallas Willard was a child he lost his mother. He writes about a little boy whose mum also died. Every night he toddled into his dad's room to ask if he could sleep with him. Only when his father promised to sleep with his face turned towards him, did the little guy feel safe enough to doze off. Willard writes: 'We can get by with a God who doesn't speak. Many of us at least think we do. But it's not much of a life, and it's certainly not the life God intends or the abundant life Jesus came to make available.'
Moses prayed, 'The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.' Isn't it wonderful to know God watches over us, guides and protects us 24 hours a day, every day? In fact, the most common promise in Scripture isn't about salvation or heaven. No, the most frequent promise in the Bible is, '...I will be with you...' (Joshua 1:5 NKJV). It's the one God made to Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Mary and Paul. And it's the one that kept them going! David said, 'Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me...' (Psalm 23:4 NLT). God was constantly reminding His people that He was with them through the Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant, the manna in the wilderness, and the pillar of cloud and fire that went before them. Just like He's reminding you today, '...Do not be afraid or discouraged...the Lord...is with you...' (Joshua 1:9 NLT). Be at peace today, God is looking out for you!