God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. -Psalm 46:1
“You hem me in – behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.” -Psalm 139:5
Have you ever seen a picture of a lighthouse on a cliff in the midst of a raging sea? No matter what difficult times you may face in life keep in mind that God is the lighthouse and no matter how much your life may seem like a raging sea “Because you are in Christ, you are safe. “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise Him.” -Psalm 28:7 The waves may roar but they can not destroy you. You will never be adrift. God is hemming you in on all sides and covering you with His hand. Trust in Him with all your heart. -Proverbs 3:5-6
“Behind” speaks of past experiences with their hurts, disappointments, and failures. They can’t hurt you anymore. -Matthew 5:44
“Before” speaks of the future with its unknown element, its anxieties and fears. God who is eternal has already been there and knows how to work it all together for good.-Jeremiah 29:11
“His hand upon us,” signifies the present with its constant demands and bombardments.- 1 Peter 5:6
You know His grace is sufficient for every present need.-2 Corinthians 12:9 Hold on to that.
God surrounds us, He encircles all of our life. So what is there to worry about?
Release the past, release the present, release the future and rest in the knowledge that He is all around you, underneath you, and above you. You are safe.
There is Peace within His walls and Security within His towers!
“My God shall supply all your need.” -Philippians 4:19