Friday, October 22, 2010


Verse for Today: Friday, October 22, 2010

Psalms 36:7 - How precious is Your loving kindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.

Children of God are often at a loss as to how to adequately describe the loving kindness of God towards them. It is so vast and permeates into all aspects of their lives that they find it so difficult to fathom its vastness. It is so all pervasive and vast that under the shadow of God's loving kindness, all His children can confide and take refuge. This mercy of the Lord was there before the foundation of the world in seeing them in His plan of salvation for mankind. When God prepared a Lamb to die for the sins of mankind, He saw us and predestined us out of His mercy. Our lineage was kept by Him in His plan so that we would be born and be saved at the right time. He has prepared a course for us to take in this life through His mercy and grace and ordained for us to be of use to Him in this life. He gave us Heavenly peace and grace in all that He wants us to do in this life. When we go through the dark and cloudy patches of life, He gives us refuge under the shadow of His wings just as a mother bird protects its chicks. Under His wings, there is no fear, anxiety, anguish or stress. We find full protection under His shadow from all the wiles of the enemy of our souls. The heat of this world will not affect or disfigure us. The mighty winds of the world system will not uproot us when we are covered by His mercy under His wings. We are protected, provided for and profited under His wings. Even the mere shadow of His wings would be sufficient for our protection and no force on earth can ever penetrate into this great safety that we can find under His wings. So there is really no need for the child of God to bear burdens,, but cast it all on the Lord and be confident.

Dear friend, are you being tossed around by the heat and wind of this world? Are there wolves trying to attack you and are they terrorizing you day by day through their howling? Are you hearing the roaring sound of the lions around you? But none of this need to take away the rest you have in the Lord. His wings are sufficient to give you safety no matter who is against. He is so mighty all the time and will safeguard you from all the enemies. He will never allow your feet to strike against the thorns or stones on your pathway. His wings will keep you from the tensions and stress of the various situations and circumstances which try to baffle you. The coolness of the shadow of the Almighty is sufficient to meet all the situations that you will face today. When you are confronted by evil men, the Lord will be your strength and protection. He will give you the wisdom to handle each of your situations with grace and prudence. Remember, the shadow of the Lord's wings means the presence of the Lord where you can always confide. It is the coolest resting place for you to relax and be fearless. So, dear friend, there is no need for you to become restless and nervous. But instead, each time you face the heat of situations, stay under the shadow of the wings of the Lord and keep trusting in Him. This was the only way the children of God found peace at all times, for there is no better way. Human expertise and wisdom will fail us when we face tough situations, but with the Lord there will be no turning back. He is your perfect insulation against any eventuality!

Psalms 91:4 - He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

Thought for Today
The Lord and His presence work like a perfect insulation for His children in all situations.

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