24/7

24/7

Young woman looking upward

He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber.—PSALM 121:3 NKJV

Are you old enough to remember when most stores were not “open twenty-four hours”? If you needed something but the store was closed, you just had to wait.

We’ve all experienced the waiting that comes with caregiving: waiting for a surgery to be over, waiting for a chemo treatment to end, or waiting for a doctor to show up. Waiting to see a specialist, get into the lab, or experience the effects of a new medicine. It’s easy to become discouraged when it seems that nothing we need is immediately accessible.

God, however, is always available. He doesn’t hang out a Closed sign. He doesn’t work a nine-to-five day then go off to do whatever He wants. With confidence, we can call on Him and know that He’s listening.

Jesus showed us real accessibility: People came to Him during the day, at night, while he was eating, and when He was on His way to help someone else. A convicted criminal even called upon Jesus while they both hung on crosses.

The expression “24/7” is relatively new—but it describes perfectly how God takes care of us.

Today's Prayer:

Gracious God, I’m so thankful I can come to You at any time of the day or night and know that You’re there.

Adapted from Strength & Grace: Daily Devotions for Caregivers, a new publication from Guideposts