Bible Ballistics: BBs #403 I’m Under His Wings!!!
“He that dwelleth in the secret place
of the most High
shall abide under
the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD,
He is my refuge
and my fortress:
in him will I trust.
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 91:1-4
Just a word of encouragement this morning that we might remember that we have a God who cares. He loves us, provides for us, and ever knows where we are and we are never out of His care! I take such comfort and hope in that assurance, and the Psalmist expressed that same confidence in God Almighty, and you can take heart in its truth today!
As the Psalmist says here, others may question, but when we belong to Jesus, and His Father God Almighty, there is a secret place that others have no understanding of. It is a place where we ‘abide’ not matter ‘where’ we may be physically—in trouble, in trial, in suffering, in pain, in alarm, or fear, in physical confusion or uncertainty: as we look at our circumstances we can know that God has us in His hand, and under His wings. The Psalmist paints such a marvelous picture of the care of God, and in that \truth we can be confident of HIS perfect provision. We can know that God is “my refuge” and “my fortress”; that He will “deliver thee” (although not always in the way that we expect!), and “cover thee with his feathers”, resting assured that we can trust ourselves to HIS care! HIS truth will be our defense—and what is HIS truth? Well, let me tell you:
“Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way,
and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father,
but by me.” John 14:6
Jesus IS truth, the very essence and reality of truth! Praise God the truth is the One who gave Himself for us—and that IS the truth, and HE has given to us HIS indwelling Holy Spirit to walk with us all the way. There is also another Psalm that refers to God’s care in the terms of ‘wings’, and that Psalm inspired one of my favorite songs.
“Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,” Psalm 17:8
This verse so spoke to Stephen Manders that he composed a wonderful hymn to express his confidence in this God who saves, delivers and keeps HIS own.
Under His Wings
By Stephen Manders
Under His wings I am safely abiding,
Though the night deepens and tempests are wild,
Still I can trust Him; I know He will keep me,
He has redeemed me, and I am His child.
Under His wings, under His wings,
Who from His love can sever?
Under His wings my soul shall abide,
Safely abide forever.
Under His wings, what a refuge in sorrow!
How the heart yearningly turns to His rest!
Often when earth has no balm for my healing,
There I find comfort, and there I am blessed.
Under His wings, oh, what precious enjoyment!
There will I hide till life’s trials are o’er;
Sheltered, protected, no evil can harm me,
Resting in Jesus, I’m safe evermore.
I pray that this precious song and the power of The Word will comfort and encourage you today, no matter where you may be walking. Remember:
of this very thing,
that he which hath begun a good work
will perform it
until the day of Jesus Christ:” Philippians 1:6