Thankful for the near misses

He has saved me from death,
      my eyes from tears,
      my feet from stumbling.
 And so I walk in the Lord’s presence
      as I live here on earth! Ps. 116:8

For every tear shed, every face plant in the dirt, God saves us from countless more. We may not even be aware of the many times His grace has intervened and prevented harm from coming to us. Along with the inevitable tragedies we actually experience, I suspect that our lives are full of near misses of which we are unaware.

Lord, thanks for protecting me even when I don’t recognize that You have.