This current quarantine situation gives me plenty of time for walks around my neighborhood. Today was no exception. I wandered my streets and took a lap around the park, not encountering many people, but being sure to keep my distance from the few that I did come across. I had my earphones in, listening to my favorite worship songs. I can think of no better way to refocus my mind onto the hope of the Lord than taking a quiet walk, singing praise songs, and whispering prayers in Jesus’ Name. The hills surrounding my neighborhood are blanketed with fresh, lush greenery from the recent rains. The sky is bright blue with dots of white. The air is sweet and crisp. This brisk walk brings healing to my mind, heart, body, and soul. The gentle breeze gently washes over my body and brushes past my face, like the Presence of the Holy Spirit. I close my eyes and take it in (this isn’t easy to do when you’re walking.) The sensation is at the same time, both a cool refreshment and warm embrace for my soul. My hands lift in worship and a tear trickles down my cheek. Although I’m public, I’m allowed this private moment with the Lord. This moment of blessing is enhanced by the song that plays in my ears, settles in my heart, and flows out my mouth—it’s a song called, “God that Saves,” by Iron Bell Music. The refrain plays, “You are the God that saves; You are the One who rescues me. I hear the song of victory playing over me.” So perfectly relevant all of the time, but especially so today. Such a wonderful reminder that my hope is secure in the God who loves, saves, and rescues me. Private moments with the Lord are what inspire me and keep me going day to day. He reminds me that my victory is found in Him.
Psalm 6:4, “Turn, Lord, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.”