“LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.” Psalm 16:5-6
This verse came to mind this morning as I looked at the view off my nephew’s deck. The ‘vog’ obscures the view but you can make out the shoreline, waves and you can imagine the soft tropical breezes that meet my face. As I try to make sense out of the things that come into my life, I am reminded that God knows and holds me secure. He has made the boundaries of my life to fall in pleasant places. This is a promise that I can claim with HOPE! If we do not understand the events of our lives, we can rest assured by His security and our inheritance in Him. There is a beautiful verse in Deuteronomy 1:3-4 that talks about our security in the Lord. “Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the LORD loves rest between his shoulders.” 1 Peter 1:3-4 gives us confidence in our inheritance. “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade-kept in heave for you.” What a blessed hope!
Rest in the assurance and security of the Lord today. Claim the hope and promise of Psalm 16:5-6 and be encouraged by the protection of the Lord that endures with you all day long. Lay your burdens down between his shoulders, know His love and believe in His eternal inheritance for you!