So Many Voices ~ So Many Lies

So many voices and so much chaos in that head of yours and they’ve wrapped their icy fingers around your heart and now it’s fear that nips at your heels and tugs at your heart strings and makes you feel just quite uneasy about it all. Yeah, it’s pretty loud and it’s pretty confusing and what’s right and what isn’t? The media paints a pretty bleak picture of government events with the upcoming election and takes us on a long, winding road of deceit and lies and if we can find a shred of truth anywhere these days it’s still up for grabs as to whether or not it’s for real. So whatever it is in our life that’s so perplexing, what do we do? To hide our heads in the sand and pretend troubles are non-existent, isn’t the answer because they surely are a part of our world so we can’t be so passive and naive as to live in denial. So what’s the answer for our complexities? The Psalmist offers counsel to those in need of protection and safety. To those in need of hope and shelter from the storm, when he pens, Psalm 91:1 “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.”

and then ~ Beautiful Soul ~
Psalm 17:8
“Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings,…”

Psalm 36:7
“How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.”

Psalm 31:20
‘In the cover of your presence you hide them from the plots of men; you store them in your shelter from the strife of tongues.”

Psalm 27:5
“For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.”
Psalm 61:3-4
“For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. Let me dwell in your tent forever! Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings! Selah

Psalm 121:5
“The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand.”

Yeah, beautiful soul, the place to be these days and in the hour of trial, struggle, storm, hardship and confusion is smack dab in the awesome presence of the Sovereign God as the apple of His eye. Hiding under the protection of His wing away from the strife of tongues and the plots of men! He is our keeper and our stronghold. Let’s take refuge where the only true refuge can be found. In His tent of shelter from the day of trouble and in the shadow of the Almighty.

❤ ❤ ❤

Promise To Protect

Psalm 18:1, 2.
“For the director of music. Of David the servant of the LORD. He sang to the LORD the words of this song when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said: I love you, LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”

God’s promise to protect His people rings loud and clear through the ages and pages of history and still remains strong for us to claim today. He had rescued David from his enemies and David was filled with gratitude and awe for God’s hand of protection and divine intervention. In these verses he used five military symbols to characterize God and His divine care. He is like a rock (safety) that can’t be moved by anyone who wishes to harm us. He is a fortress (a place of peaceful defense) where we can find rest yet the enemy can’t follow. He is as a shield coming between us and danger. He is as a horn of salvation; a symbol of might, power and victory and a stronghold, lifting us high above our enemies.
Oh beautiful soul, What an awesome place to be in times of trouble when the enemy is preparing weapons for battle against us. In such times we must remember God is all we need! He is “ALL” we need! His love is steadfast, faithful and unending. His love is secure, His grace is sustaining and immeasurable and yeah, His victory is already won! If you will find rest in Him you will find peace, because Isaiah 54: 17 gives the promise that no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the LORD.”

Our God is a faithful God and in His almighty hand of deliverance, and sure victory we can join in David’s victory and praise as we find protection, shelter and salvation from the storms that threaten.

❤ ❤ ❤

Messed Up World

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So some days are just messy aren’t they? The whole worlds in a mess and so is yours! You do your best and it’s not good enough. The things you really try to make a difference in just don’t go well at all and instead of having any kind of positive impact for improvement, it’s perceived by most as going the wrong way on a one way street leaving you labelled with no sense at all. What’s up with that, other than you’re the one always in the minority, even when standing for the good? You stand for the right and end up going left and it’s all so disheartening when your only hope caves in on your already depleted emotions, leaving you feeling as dusty as the lonely road you’ve just travelled. Where to from here?

Well, I love David’s words in Psalm 31:19, “How great is your goodness, which You have stored up for those who fear You, which you bestow in the sight of men on those who take refuge in You. In the shelter of your presence you hide them from the intrigues of men; and in your dwelling you keep them safe from the strife of tongues.”

So ~ beautiful soul, take heart and find healing and reprieve in God’s refuge! Yes, even in your messed up world, He has good things in store and provides safety from the weary strife of the day, and the perilous arrows that fly at you from all directions. Yes, God has you and your “Not Good Enough” and your “Just Bad” moments when your right is left and it’s just all wrong. When no one else even cares or tries to understand or get it!

Come apart from the evil of the world and your own messy world and enter into a sweet, peace place ~ a special place designed by God for those who fear Him and stand for the right! There’s no place quite like it for finding a calm assurance that it’s all ok because He’s got it and that your ok because He’s got you and in the place of refuge He tucks hope just for His own! And those are comforting thoughts in a fragile world that seems to be torn apart with evil. Rest beautiful soul in that divine refuge and find the good things from God’s hand.

Grey Feather

Persevere In Obedience


Psalm 119:114

“You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.”

In Psalm 119: 109 – 112 the psalmist recognizes his vulnerability before his enemies because of his commitment to Godly obedience. He offers praise to God and refuses to fall away from divine instruction, even in the face of evil doers who plot against him. Over and over in these verses, he confirms His delight in and His love for God’s treasured words. What determination He has to stand against evil and be obedient to the end. There is refuge and safety in the Words of our Lord. A place to find peace, grace, joy and a Hope to carry on in spite of surrounding circumstances.

Paul too, knew the secret! He was imprisoned unfairly, accused wrongly, rejected and neglected, yet he stayed the course of obedience to his God. What prison has you bound today? What enemies search for you? Don’t give up, don’t give in, don’t succumb. Stay strong in obedience to Christ and like the Psalmist, confirm your delight in His instruction. With determination and Godly strength rise above the evil doers and like Paul keep your eye on the heavenly prize, run the race with perseverance and stay the course to the end.