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He Will Cover You with His Pinions

February 2, 2019

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He Will Cover You with His Pinions

It’s so easy  for fears and doubts  to strike us.     We are just people.     We have weaknesses  and do not know  what the future holds.     As much as we try  to change things  to go our way,  much of the time  we have no control  over what happens to us.     No control creates fears  and all sorts  of doubts.     We need God’s mercy and protection.

It’s like the account  of Jesus and His disciples  in a boat,  in Matthew 8:24-27,

And behold,  there arose a great storm  in the sea,  so that the boat was covered  with the waves;  but He Himself was asleep.     And they came to Him,  and awoke Him,  saying,  “Save us, Lord;  we are perishing!”

And He said to them,  “Why are you timid,  you men of little faith?”     Then He arose,  and rebuked the winds  and the sea;  and it became perfectly calm.

And the men marveled,  saying,  “What kind of a man is this,  that even the winds  and the sea  obey Him?”

The disciples had no control  over the winds — just like we have no control  over them.     That is God’s domain.     What we have no control over,  we need  to go to our Lord  for His protection.     Without timidity,  trepidation,  or fear,  we are to go straight  to our heavenly Father — in faith — and ask the Almighty,  who loves us,  for the protection and help  we so desperately  need.

In the surety  of God’s eternal love  for all  of His children,  we can hear His answer  to our prayers  in Psalm 91:4-6,

He will cover you  with His pinions,   
And under His wings  you may seek refuge;   
His faithfulness  is a shield  and bulwark.   

You will not be afraid  of the terror  by night,   
Or of the arrow  that flies by day;   
Of the pestilence  that stalks  in darkness,   
Or of the destruction  that lays waste  at noon.

We are God’s children — under His tender care and instruction.     Our heavenly Father longs for us  to look to Him  for all our needs — just as earthly parents love  to help their children.

We don’t ever have to doubt  or fear  that God does not want  to help us.     He has been waiting  for so long  for us to learn to lean  on Him  and His love.    Let’s not keep Him waiting  any longer.

Under the almighty protection  of our heavenly Father,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     My Lord,  it is such a relief  to have You bring me  into the safety  of Your loving care.     Let me always enjoy  being near You.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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