His Protection Over Us

Oh, couldn’t we all just use a heaping dose of God’s grace today~ right now ~ this moment? A tight wrap-a-round of His protective arms just covering us in our vulnerabilities strengthening us in our weaknesses and cheering us on in our insecurities?

Oh yeah, we need to go deeper with Him today. Go deeper into His ever-loving love and know that he cares even for the littlest of the little. All those fears that tug at the heart and all those insecurities that well up inside? He’s what we need for all that stuff! Those protective arms of our Almighty and Sovereign One stretched out over the cross for you, with a love so great no one can fathom it! No one can understand it! But you can know it was for you, just as you are, with no strings attached.

So today, reach out to the One who can take it all and speak peace into those dark corners of your world. Those places where anxieties lurk and rejections haunt and yeah those insecure places where any strengths go unnoticed. Today, right now,

“Come let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker, for He is God. We are the people He watches over. The Flock under His care.”

Psalm 95: 6, 7.

Our Psalmist knew the Great King’s care. He was assured of His protection much like a shepherd protects his flock. The great creator of heaven and earth is our maker, so beautiful soul, in all of our vulnerable states, with all of our inadequacies and our insecurities and in those trying moments and fearful issues, sing with the Psalmist today as he sang in

Psalm 95:1, 2, 3, 4,

“Come let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come to Him with thanksgiving. Let us sing Psalms of praise to Him. For the Lord is a great God. A Great King above all gods. He holds in His hands the depths of the earth.”

Yeah, so you can know today, right now, this moment, Those same hands took the nails and those same arms outstretched the cross to reach you, to hold you, to protect you, to carry you, to love you and to grace you. So lets you and I and we and us go deeper today into His presence and saturate in His most amazing grace!

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Be Still

Yeah, I get that it’s a hard day of just plain nothing but “All gone wrong” and everything seems so misshapen and outta sorts.

Where’s the joy when the world’s in a mess and your world follows close behind in its messed up footsteps? The joy you knew yesterday took a dive into the deep and it kinda seems like it’s gone forever.

Here in this dreadful “now” moment, you’re emptied of even emotion and the pain of the heart can’t feel the hurt anymore because it’s just too weary to feel anymore. Where do you go when worries have numbed your spirit and hung your soul out to dry? Where is your refuge when your world hangs by a thread, and the thing you feared most has taken its position up front and center?

The Psalmist in Psalm 46 tells us, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”

Beautiful soul, when all is lost, the Psalmist goes on to bring words of hope to the reader,

“There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the Holy Place where the Most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at the break of day…Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Life happens! It’s just a long time to hold it all together, isn’t it? To do it right? To make it work? But there is comfort for your crumpled spirit and your misshapen world. If you make our Sovereign God your fortress, He’s in charge and He will be exalted in your situation and in your circumstances if you rest “Still” in Him and know that He is sovereign overall. Rest then today ~ right now ~ you who are broken, and in your brokenness just be still in Him.

“Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Psalm 46:10

Your Darkest Hour

It’s in our darkest hour that God comes! He enters into the problem, although we may not be aware of His exact timing and presence in those lonely agonizing times. Ponder Moses, when he asked God to reveal His glory, and God answered that He would make all of His goodness pass before him but that He couldn’t reveal the glory and radiance of His face or He would surely die. Moses couldn’t watch! He couldn’t see God when He did His work. Why? well… take a look at that conversation. Ponder it deeply in your heart of hearts and in your deepest soul. Tuck it in there for safekeeping on a rainy day, when the winds howl and the wolves prowl

.Exodus 33: 17 – 20

“The Lord replies to Moses, ‘I will indeed do what you have asked, for I look favourably on you, and I know you by name.” Moses responded, “Then show me Your glorious presence.”

And He (God said) said (To Moses),

“I Myself will make all My goodness pass before you and will proclaim the name of the LORD before you, and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion.” But He said, “You cannot see My face, for no man can see me and live.”

Then the LORD said something most interesting,

“Look, stand near me on this rock, as my glorious presence passes by, I will hide you in the crevice of the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. Then I will remove my hand and let you see me from behind. But my face will not be seen.”

Friends and beautiful souls, it’s dark there in the crevice of the rock with the LORD’s hand covering our eyes, don’t you think? But it’s safe there in the shelter of the Rock as God does His thing to reveal His glory in our circumstances. He did it for Moses and He does it for us if we give Him the reigns to shelter us from the trouble and hide us securely protected from His awesome work. Yeah, we might not be aware of His presence when He presents Himself in the struggle, because He covers us with His hand so we can’t see His face, but it’s here He’s working with a powerful, sovereign hand to fix it all, just the way He desires to fix it. It’s in the dark He works so sovereignly to reveal His glory and to shine directly and radiantly into our darkest of dark!

Oh yes, you and I and we and us, How often do look back at the struggle that just past and although we didn’t see Him, we know that we know He was there, because it could have only been God that performed and orchestrated such amazing work in such perfected fashion? So, for you today, down in the dumps, needing desperately to see something from the LORD, hold on to hope and stay safely there in that dark spot; In that safe place protected right there until God is finished doing what He’s doing and when He takes away His hand then look! Then smile! Then be thankful for the dark that just passed over!

Now ~now it’s safe to see what He’s accomplished. Beautiful soul, How blessed we are to know His goodness and to see His glory revealed.

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Held In His Love

When our Lord holds us there is nothing ~ nothing at all that can harm us. Even when we’re hurting and sore and bruised and broken our pain is cushioned by His sweet grace and unconditional love. No foe can snatch us or catch us off guard because our Saviour knows before we do just what’s up and just what’s ahead. He’s already got it for us! Already working on it for us, protecting us, caring for us, repairing, and preparing to bring us out.What a sweet, unfathomable, incomprehensible love is that?Isaiah 3: 10 “Tell the godly that all will be well with them. They will enjoy the rich reward they have earned.” ❤❤❤

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