Sunday, June 1, 2014

WE ARE SAFE

     Back in the day we had a single 45 rpm vinyl recording of "Safe Am I". As a child I loved the melody and Mildred Leightner Dillon's lyrics. In part, they were, "Safe am I in the hollow of His hand; sheltered o'er... with His love forever more. No ill can harm me, no foe alarm me, for He keeps both day and night."

      The photo for May in Haven Ministries' 2014 calendar showed water falling over a rock formation hollowed out at the base. Imagine resting on cool, smooth rock sheltered from the heat of the day and the torrent of water cascading over that falls.

     Conflicts, hardships, difficulties do flow over us. David experienced what seemed a non-stop deluge of them, but he knew his safe place. In Psalm 32:7 he said the Lord was his hiding place and that his God would keep him safe from trouble. In verse 6 of that chapter he said a flood of great waters would not come near him.

     Our enemy would delight to see us sink under whatever hassles he can stir up. When he tries to push us down with reminders of past failures, Romans 8:1 declares nothing can condemn those who are in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:13 refutes Satan's attacks on our confidence to overcome challenges in any area. The Lord Jesus took every sin and physical affliction on Himself at Calvary. The remedy for all spiritual and physical needs was supplied for each of us for ever.

     Whatever stands against God's child at this moment is temporary. Jesus' sinless life and what He accomplished through His death, burial and resurrection has provided a safe resting place for all who receive Him as Lord.

     When Mr. Whiskers finishes what, at the moment, is important to him, he knows how to kick back, completely at ease. God's people have infinitely greater reason to know we are tucked away, safe in Christ.

2 comments:

  1. Those moments when my spirit knows I'm sheltered in God's care are the best. Wish I knew how to remember that truth instead of getting tangled up in the stresses again! God is a patient teacher, and He's making progress with me :)

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    1. I love that safe place too, Janet. We are so blessed to know we are loved and He holds us close.

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