Dec 17, 2012

Posted by in Awesomeness, Faith, Fruit For Thought, G.I.G., Motivation Monday, Trust In God, Understanding, Wisdom | 2 Comments

You’re Covered

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Psalms 91

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In light of recent events (Connecticut elementary school shooting), I decided to write this post…First, let me say this was not of God, nor was it His will. Proverbs 6:16-19 says,  “There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to Him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.”…So, if God hates it why would He orchestrate it?

Next, I want to encourage you. I know the things that are happening around us can be frightening, but, if you allow God to be your place of refuge, you’ll be unscathed. Check out Psalms 91 (NLT):

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare of the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I am trusting Him. For He will rescue you from every trap and protect you from the fatal plague. He will shield you with His wings. He will shelter you with His feathers. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor fear the dangers of the day, nor dread the plague that stalks at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. But you will see it with your eyes; [When punishment comes upon the wicked, you’ll witness it with your eyes only]. If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your dwelling. For He orders His angels to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you with their hands to keep you from striking your foot on a stone. You will trample down lions and poisonous snakes; you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet! The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue them and honor them. I will satisfy them with a long life and give them my salvation.

Yes, what is happening around us is scary, BUT if you know God is your refuge, you can rest assured that you’re covered. “His faithful promises are your armor and protection.” So, stand on His promises: He’s promised that it would happen around us (only), BUT it will not touch us; He’s promised that His angels will protect us; and He’s promised to “satisfy” us with long life. “Satisfy” meaning He’s going to give us so much life until we’ve had enough. Imagine living to a ripe old age and dying not because of sickness, but because you lived a full life, accomplished everything you ever wanted to do, and you die just because you’re ready to go home (i.e Heaven); That’s the kind of life God wants for us…anything less is not His desire. **G.I.G.**

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  • Feli

    Beautifully written, Amen and God bless x