Who Is Your Keeper?

“The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand.” Psalm 121:5

The Creator of the universe is my keeper. The one who has all knowledge and all might, the one who has infinite wisdom and knows me inside and out is my keeper. The one who has infinite power to crush every enemy who would ever attack me is my keeper. The Lord who foreknew me and called me and saved me and washed my sins away and gave me eternal life and adopted me as his own son is my keeper. He keeps me in perfect peace (IS 26.3). He keeps me as the apple of his eye (PS 17.8).

I am not my own keeper. I don’t have to protect myself, provide for myself, keep myself safe or defend myself from enemies. The Lord is my provider and defender.

The President is not my keeper. My country is not my keeper. My employer is not my keeper. The economy is not my keeper.

Even my church, as much as I love it, is not my keeper. My family and friends, as much as I love them, are not my keepers.

The Lord, the maker of heaven and earth, the one who never slumbers or sleeps, the one who has loved me with an everlasting love, the one who gave his Son that I might have eternal life, the God of all comfort and encouragement, the one who said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” – he is my keeper.

Because the Lord is my keeper I need never fear. Though the mountains fall into the sea, though the foundations of society be shaken, though I can’t understand all that may happen to me, though I can’t see the future, I need not be afraid.

The Lord is my keeper. He will keep me today and tomorrow and all the days of my life. He will keep me when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. And he will keep me forever at marriage supper of the Lamb.

Is the Lord your keeper? Have you believed in Jesus Christ, God who became man, lived a sinless life, then died on the cross for your sins and rose from the dead? If you have, praise him for he will keep you forever. If you have not, what is holding you back? Turn to Jesus today and call upon him to save you. He’s waiting with open arms.

Mark Altrogge

I’m a pastor at Saving Grace Church in Indiana, PA. I’m married to Kristi, have 5 kids, and a growing number of grandkids. I enjoy songwriting, oil painting and coffee, not necessarily in that order.