This week as I struggled with issues I’m facing, I was comforted by the great care my heavenly Father provided. I found comfort in this verse and the loving picture it evoked in my mind. I pray that this promise from God will encourage you today.
“He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”
Promise: God promises shelter, refuge and protection through His faithfulness.
I love the word picture that this verse gives us of our Heavenly Father. He is like the mother goose or eagle covering and protecting her young within the folds of her wings. This protective covering makes us feel loved and protected from a world that seeks to harm us. However, the promise states that we get this feeling of love and protection from and through God’s faithfulness. Knowing that my Heavenly Father is always with me, ever true and unchanging in his love for me provides me with an invincible shield from the world’s attacks. Relying upon God is our surest defense and one that will never fail us. We are reminded in Nahum 1:7 “The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him,” Do you rely upon God’s faithful character when you are troubled? Do you seek refuge in Him? Begin right now to rely on God’s faithfulness to give you the encouragement and the hope you need to face the challenges of this day and the next.
Lessons and Truths:
- God is all powerful and can and does protect me.
- God is faithful.
- I can depend upon God’s faithfulness.
- God’s faithfulness gives me a sure defense 24/7.
Prayer: Lord, you alone are faithful every hour and minute of the day. You are merciful and loving, wanting the very best for me. Thank you for your protection and faithfulness towards me. Help me to live each day depending upon your faithful character and boldly standing to meet the challenges in my life knowing you are always with me. May others see your faithfulness in my life. Amen.
What is my response to God’s promise?
Where have I experienced God’s faithfulness in my life?
Do I have a situation where I need to seek God’s refuge and protective faithfulness today?
Promise Confirmation: Deuteronomy 33:26-27a, 2 Samuel 22:2-3, 31-34, Psalm 31:19-20, 57:2-3, 61:4 and 100:5, Lamentations 3:21-23, 2 Timothy 2:13