|Brother Khrystus holding a guava that a child brought to church for him|
3. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 4. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. (Psalm 91:3-4 KJV)
God is Holding You!
Have you ever paused and thought about why you haven't succumbed to your situation although things are rough and tough and challenging? That's simply because YOU ARE BEING HELD BY THE MASTER! A USA reader that responded to one of these devotionals just this week reminded me of this fact when he made this statement via email. "It's not so much that I am holding on, but rather that I am constantly held, by the everlasting arms."
I had to conclude how much of a truism that was.
Friend, I want you to spend the next thirty seconds thinking back on the many challenges you've faced already. 1 . . . 2. . . .3. . . Now that you've thought, hasn't God always delivered or provided some type of solution? Yes he has! It may not be just what we wanted and how we wanted it, but WE WERE HELD BY JESUS and delivered.
Do you remember when you needed a financial breakthrough? God sent it just in time - right? What makes you feel he won't do it again?
Do you remember when you were in deep distress over some sought of illness? What happened? You prayed. You asked others to pray. Today you or your loved one are much healthier.
We can go on and on. The point that I am raising here is that you are alive and making it day by day, week by week, month by month and year by year because GOD IS HOLDING YOU!
When ever we don't want something precious to break, we hold it ourselves. God doesn't want anything to happen to you, so. . . HE'S HOLDING YOU HIMSELF!
The Psalmist provides much comfort in Psalm 91:3-4. He says, (paraphrased) no matter what you are going through. No matter the storm or trial that you face. No matter the trap that has been set up for you by those around you - YOUR HATERS - YOUR ENEMIES - YOUR FRENEMIES. Fear Not! God will deliver.
Friend. . . some of the best encouragement I can give you, I'll pull from the scripture under review.
1. God shall deliver you from all snares or plans of the enemy
2. You shall be delivered from the noisome pestilence
3. You shall be covered by his feathers, and sheltered under his wings
4. God's truth shall be your shield and buckler.
After such wonderful promises, I believe deep within my heart for sure, that I AM BEING HELD. So to, are YOU!
Much Blessings! Hope is Ahead! Don't YOU ever give up!