Apple of His Eye

When it seems as if the whole world is against you,

the bills are piling up,

the laundry is never ending,

the dishes have formed a mountain in the sink,

the job you used to love is now a chain around your ankle,

the friends you thought would be there forever have stabbed you in the back,

the storms of life blow you from side to side as if you are merely a paper boat in the midst of a perfect storm.

When you feel like no one is left that really cares, cling to the words that David spoke as he prayed to God in Psalm 17:1-8 NIV;

1 Hear me, LORD, my plea is just;
listen to my cry.
Hear my prayerโ€”
it does not rise from deceitful lips.

2 Let my vindication come from you;
may your eyes see what is right.

3 Though you probe my heart,
though you examine me at night and test me,
you will find that I have planned no evil;
my mouth has not transgressed.

4 Though people tried to bribe me,
I have kept myself from the ways of the violent
through what your lips have commanded.

5 My steps have held to your paths;
my feet have not stumbled.

6 I call on you, my God, for you will answer me;
turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.

7 Show me the wonders of your great love,
you who save by your right hand
those who take refuge in you from their foes.

8 Keep me as the apple of your eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings

Isn’t it great to know that He hears all of our prayers, knows all of our struggles and is there with us to hide us in his shadow.

You, my friend, are the APPLE OF HIS EYE!

So, the next time you feel the storms of life beating you down grab an apple and remind yourself just how special you are to Him!

What a perfect reminder of how much He loves YOU!

Father God, thank you that in the midst of the storm we can cling to you, that you are there with us, that we matter to you! Father, what a gift it is to know that we are the apple of your eye, remind us that when we forget, in Jesus name, Amen.

6 Responses to Apple of His Eye
  1. Barbie
    November 14, 2010 | 1:33 am

    This is so true. There are so many things in life that come against us to bring us down. But God is always there for us and always has an answer for any trial we are facing.

  2. Jenn (SavedandSassy)
    November 14, 2010 | 10:26 am

    This is such a great comfort. Realizing that He is crazy about each and everyone of us, that He loves us more than we love our own husbands and children is almost too much to comprehend. For so long I struggled with trying to be “good enough” to earn His love, practicing religion, not understanding the personal relationship that He offers. Saved by grace, and while I do not deserve it, oh how grateful I am! Thanks so much for the beautiful post. ๐Ÿ™‚

    His work in progress,

  3. Deb
    November 14, 2010 | 10:52 am

    Beautifully written and a a reminder that is always needed! Thanks Melissa!!

  4. Siobhan
    November 14, 2010 | 10:57 pm

    Thank you God that Melissa could write something to remind me that I AM special. Amen

  5. Karen Hammons
    November 15, 2010 | 12:12 pm

    What a GREAT reminder!! Needed that today ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Val Garner
    November 16, 2010 | 2:28 am

    Thank you for this beautiful scripture. This was a VERY difficult day for me, major life changing point.