Psalm 91:6 “nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.”
Do you have Pests in your life? Some may be of the two-legged variety while others take various forms.
This verse refers to pestilence and plagues but neither of these things are catastrophic events, but rather things that build and can eventually be fatal. Many times, we look out for the BIG things that can ruin a relationship or destroy a life – all the while not paying attention to the little things we have allowed in our lives that accumulate and eventually are just as destructive.
Emily Dickinson is quoted as saying “If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves.” We can gain more control over our lives and relationships by watching the little things that we allow to occupy our time, thoughts, and energy.
The good news is that no matter what the pests are in our life – or the damage they have done – God has promised in Joel 2:25 “The Lord says, “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm…”
It is never too late to start the journey toward restoration!
Closing thought: Are you a pest in someone else’s life? Not sure? Listen to how you talk when in their presence. Or better yet – look at their eyes and face and see their response to you. So what are you going to do about it? Your words can bring life or death in someone else’s life.
You cannot talk about pests in your life without asking the question – are you a pest in someone else’s life. Yes, I know, GOD had to go there didn’t HE! But that is a topic for another day……or maybe not 🙂