I was first introduced to this verse as a tiny little fourth grader at church camp. At the time, I decided this would be my verse – something God had written for me. What insight I had as a 9 year old!
Through the years I have clung to this passage and refer to it as God’s love letter to me. Obviously, it wasn’t written for me personally, but I know it is in the Bible for me as a constant reminder of the caring love He has for me.
This passage has been revealed to me at times when I’ve needed it the most. As a woman in baseball, it’s almost impossible to not worry – Where are we going to live? Where am I going to work? Who will help me with the kids? Will my husband have a job? Will his bus be safe as they travel? Will I be safe in the house alone?
So many opportunities for the devil to sneak in and take that joy and assurance God has promised us. Every time I have been pushed to the edge, God has a funny little way of reminding me that it’s on Him I need to cast my fears - no matter what.
This was especially true when Tim and I experienced our first trade. As I was driving a packed car from Pennsylvania to Texas, I was feeling especially scared. A new team where we knew no one, a new city we had never been to, and 2 days worth of driving by myself to have it all run through my mind.
Practically the minute I crossed the Texas border in Texarkana, I looked up at a billboard only to read my verse! There it was, just staring at me, God saying to me, “I’m control! I will take care of you and I love you.” How awesome! He revealed His Word to me that day to remind me of His love.