In The Shelter of His Wings 

In The Shelter of His Wings — Substantial Hope

In The Shelter of His Wings

I have been blessed all of my days to have a roof over my head. In the winter I have been warm, and in the summer I have found shade. There has always been walls to stop the winds and a dry place to sleep.

I am thankful for all of the blessings God has bestowed on my physical man. I have never been without. But this isn’t enough.

There is a spiritual side of me, and all humans, that need shelter as well. We may try from time to time to ignore this need but it is always present. My soul longs for santuary, even as my flesh abides in comfort.

Turmoil Is Nothing New

The world today is in a sad state. The truth is that it always has been. Mankind has always been plagued with trouble. Our souls have always needed help.

The Lord delivered the chidren of Israel from Egyptian slavery. He had something better in store for them. But, because of sin, it would be a long journey to get to Canaan, and all of the blessings that God had for them.

Moses, before his death, sang a song to remind the children of Israel just how much God had done for them. They had forgotten just how much protection the Lord had blessed them with. I sometimes forget about the spiritual shelter God provides for me.

Deut 32:10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. 11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings: 12 So the Lord alone did lead him… Looking For Refuge In The Wrong Places

I am no different than the Old Testament children of God. How often I have turned a blind eye to the protection and solace that can be found in walking with God.

Society today is flesh driven. I believe it always has been. Oh, the pain we suffer seeking cover in the things of this world. Oh, the joy that we could have if we trust in God to safegaurd our soul.

Now, more than ever, you and I need to seek God’s ways. We cannot make it without him.

Col 3:2 Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth. The Older I Get, The More Shelter I Need

When I was younger I used to think that life would get easier as I went. All my troubles would be solved with time. Boy was I wrong.

I realize now that, with age, I need God now more than ever. I used to look at the old saints of God and think they had it all figured out. It would be easier to fight off this flesh when I got to that point.

The truth is that through the years I have became much more aware of my weaknesses. I have come to understand just how much I need the Lord in every part of my life.

There will never be a point on this side of death that I do not need the wings of God covering my life. No matter how close I think I am walking with Him, or how much knowledge that I presume I have aquired, I will still need His hand of providence over me.

Psalm 17:8 Keep me as the apple of thy eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings.

I Will Be Covered, Through Death and In Eternity

The most wonderful thing about choosing to dwell under God’s wings, through Jesus, is that it does not end at the grave. Paul had it right when he told the Corinthians that he would be miserable if his hope in Christ was only for this life.

I am trusting in the covering of Christ’s wings, and especially His blood, to carry me on to dwell with Him. This will be for eternity.

Psalm 61:4 I will abide in thy tabernacle forever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings.

Jesus Desires That All Will Come To Trust Him

This shelter that I rest in is avaiable to whosoever will. It is offered through the sacrifice that Jesus made when He gave his life on a cruel cross for all of mankind.

Throughout time people have shunned the opportunity to live in the refuge that Jesus made available. Even His own people refused this gift.

If you are a Christian, I hope this post reminded you that you have shelter in Jesus. Remember that you are kept in His hand and none can pluck you from it. If you are not saved, I pray that you do not turn away the only hope for eternity that mankind has ever been given.

Luke 13:34 Oh Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killeth the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!

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Originally published at on August 2, 2020.

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