God has assured us time and time again that He will be with us. God’s protection for us is so deep that, even when we die on this earth, we are not lost to the power of death. Our life continues in heaven until Christ returns to give us our mortal bodies. God is always faithful.
ESV The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.
NIV The LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
NASB The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in From this time and forever.
CSB The Lord will protect your coming and going both now and forever.
NLT The LORD keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.
KJV The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
“Going out and coming in” translates a Hebrew expression referring to daily work and daily activities. Going out referred to a man’s leaving home in the morning to labor and coming in referred to his returning home after work. Throughout all the activities of the day, the believer could be confident of the Lord’s presence and protection.
Psalm 104:23 says, “Man goes out to his work and to his labor until the evening.” Perhaps, an awareness of The Lord’s watchful care throughout each workday would revolutionize the way we perform our duties on the job. In his letter to the Colossians, Paul exhorted servants to work in everything with sincerity of heart, reverencing The Lord. Further, he exhorted them to work heartily, knowing The Lord rewards faithful service (see Colossians 3:22–24). The promise that The Lord watches over His people extends from every day to eternity (Psalm 121:8). The Lord’s promise to be with us forever keeps us from covetousness and fear (Hebrews 13:5–6).
And we pray:
Dear God, I thank You that I am fully covered by You. I have nothing to fear – not even death because I know that it will never have the final say. In Jesus’ name, I give Your Essence praise and I pray. Amen.