It has been said that no man is an island, yet many people try to make it through life as if they were the only ones on the planet. I have a great wife. She is my friend, my lover, my encourager, my safe haven. I know if someone started to talk me down to her she would defend me, as I would her. We have each other’s back.
I also have been fortunate to have some very good friends. These are guys that I have known for years that I could pick up the phone and call day or night with anything that was troubling me, and they would be there for me in a heartbeat…as I would for them.
How great is that? That is a sense of peace that gets me through the tough days.
But there is someone that has all of our backs….and often we forget about Him. God is always there for us, believing in us, pulling for us, encouraging us. He is our protector and our provider. He is always available, 24/7. You never get a busy signal or answering machine. Now THAT is security we all need.
I am thankful for all the people that have my back, but I am most thankful for God and that He has my back. He will never leave me or forsake me. We have all had friends or relationships that have gone south. People that we thought we could trust….people we believed in who betrayed us or abandoned us. God, however, will never do that. He is there regardless of how many times we screw things up, regardless of how many times we make the wrong decisions. His grace and mercy are amazing to me because I don’t deserve that. What I deserve is judgment, but what I get is His grace and mercy.
That, my friend….is Shalom. So, who has your back?