SHELTERED

Doesn’t it feel good to be snuggled in a warm blanket, or given a warm, tight hug from someone?  When the weather becomes nasty and the wind is circling home, it feels nice to be tucked inside. So many nasty storms have affected our world even as I type. Storms come whether it is a weather system or a storm in our personal life.  Both can affect us greatly.

Having a strong and safe shelter surrounding our heart is comforting with life storms hit and we find it hard to stand. Over the years, I have found that the Shelter of the All-Mighty God has given me peace and great comfort when I don’t understand why the storm had to come in the first place!

He promises in Psalm 91:4, He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

[BTW, rampart means a thick, defensive wall of a city]

When covered by His Wings,

  1. God Protects Us: No one will have a perfect, trial-free life. God asks us to come to Him and rest under His wings. If we are Christ-followers, we have the promise of eternity someday with Him. We also have the assurance that He will never abandon us in our personal journey.
  2. God gives us Peace: When everything is whirling around us, He give us His peace that we cannot explain. But, we can feel it in our hearts. What a wonderful gift.
  3. God Provides: He gives us what we need in times of life’s storms. It might not be the answer we think we need, but He knows what is best. We have to trust Him in this.

I remember singing an old hymn growing up.  I think the older I get, the words become dearer to my heart. William Orcutt Cushing wrote,

Under His wings—what a refuge in sorrow!
How the heart yearningly turns to His rest!
Often when earth has no balm for my healing,
There I find comfort, and there I am blest
. (verse 3)

https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/565

  • Are you needing to come under God’s Sheltered wings?
  • Do you know you can find rest for your weary soul, and a calm shelter when the storm is circling?
  • God wants you to come to Him for your safe shelter. He loves you that much!
  • The Easter season reminds us of God’s sacrifice. He gave His Son to take our place and the promise of His sheltered wings as we journey and walk in storms of life.

You can do this!

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