I wonder if there are times when God would like to have comforted us “under his wings” but instead of coming to Him, we depended on our own resources. When He covers us, the forces of evil cannot penetrate His protection.
God’s wings provide safety and refuge. In Psalm 17:8 David asked the Lord to hide him in the shadow of His wings, protecting him from danger and attack. I may not have physical enemies attacking me but Satan is continually attacking me with fears, despair, discouragement, and countless other negative thoughts. When I cry out to God for His protection, His Word and Spirit are my refuge.
If you are experiencing pressures or satan’s attacks in your life today, just ask the Lord in faith to help you. Say, “God, you said you’d be my refuge!” If you’ve run out of strength , remember that he is your strength. Now you have to run to him! Begin by praising him right now for loving you and for being all that you need. Thank God that he is greater than every problem you may encounter. Tell him, “Thank you, Lord, for who you are!” Then trust him to be your refuge and your strength, at this very moment in your life.
Father, what words can I offer that are sufficient to thank and praise you for your deliverance that is greater than death? You are the Alpha and the Omega. You are the God who was and is and is to come. You are my Abba Father, who has adopted me and made me your own. I place my trust, my hope, and future in you and I will not be afraid. I find my refuge under your wings! All praise to you in the name of Jesus. Amen.