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.
I have always loved this verse, Because no matter what I am going through I am assured He is always there.
Are you struggling today? Do you feel like you are all alone with your struggles? The Lord wants you to know that no matter what you are going through right now, no matter how alone you may feel or how dark your days may seem, He is always there. He can always be found.
There are so many times that I feel alone in my struggles. Struggling with being “good enough.” I feel like I fail God on a daily basis.
However, it is during my alone time that I am truly able to seek out the Lord. He always meets me right where I am and reminds me that I am enough, that He loves me and I am His beloved child. There is nothing sweeter than being in the Presence of God. It changes everything.
My challenge to you today, when you start to feel all alone in your struggles, use that time to seek out the Lord. When you draw closer to Him, He draws closer to you. When you seek Him, you will find Him. That’s a promise!
We must never let anything detract from God having first command of our heart. Only God is worthy of our full devotion.
God wants us to seek Him with our whole heart, He is waiting for you today? Will you seek Him?
Gracious Father, please give me an undivided heart, one that seeks you as the first priority of my life. Forgive me, dear Lord, for letting other things distract my focus from you and interfere with my service to you. Fill me with your Holy Spirit today, so I can do your work and seek you with All my heart In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.