The other side of the HEMMED IN experience is the protective aspect. The boundaries in sports keep the game in check. Stepping outside of the lines can mean loss of possession of the ball. Keeping the ball within the boundaries generally means a better opportunity to score. Being confined to the boundaries is necessary in order to score.
As sportmoms we know the value of boundaries for our children. We “hem them in” to protect them from danger, to develop necessary habits and to keep them focused. We know that this sometimes unwanted restriction is in their best interest in preparation for adult responsibilities.
We have a Heavenly Father who does the same for us. The psalmist, David, expresses the overwhelming knowledge of God’s intimate presence in his life…
You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Psalm 139:1 & 5
God was there in our yesterdays and He will be there in our tomorrows.
“Regret not your yesterdays, for God was in them; Fear not your tomorrows for God is already there.” (unknown-adapted)
PRAYER: Thank you for hemming me in, Lord…both from where I have been and from where I am going. Once again I place my trust in You – the One who knows me best and loves me most!
HEMMED IN BY GOD BEATS BEING HUNG OUT TO DRY BY MAN!
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