March 18, 2020
The eternal God is a dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. (Deuteronomy 33:27)
All of us feel insecure at times. The confusion in our souls, the darkness of the world, the press of problems and difficulties can overwhelm us. We become fearful and stressed.
But for those who have come into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, there is no need for anxiety; no cause for fear. God Himself is our refuge.
OUR DWELLING PLACE
He is the “eternal” God who is the same yesterday, today, and forever. There is no anxiety in heaven. No cause for fear. For our God is always victorious over His enemies and always takes care of His children. There is no need to think that He will care for us in one season and not the next. His character and care are unchanging.
The Bible reminds us continually that He is a “place.” He is our refuge and "the righteous run into Him and are safe." Like a child fleeing into His parent’s bed in the midst of a storm, we are at peace there. What could be more secure than the Eternal God?
HIS EVERLASTING ARMS
His arms are not weak and they do not fail. They are “ever-lasting!” Our arms may grow weary with a task, but God can hold every person in the world who will trust Him and not weaken in the slightest. His arms are beneath His children—carrying, cradling, and holding us secure. There is no need for fear when we are there.
What a promise, Lord! Thank You that you are eternally present. That there is no moment when I cannot run to You. And, as I trust You, You place Your arms around me and beneath me. Forgive me for forgetting this, O Lord. Open my eyes to Your everlasting faithfulness and my everlasting security in You!
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As a pastor for the last 55 years, I have had the joy of being encouraged and blessed and prayed for by so many people. It is what carries you in your task of shepherding people. As I look back over five decades of ministry, their love has dramatically enriched my life.
But also, a pastor leads. And when anyone leads, there are almost always some who disagree.
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