Posts Tagged ‘shadow of the almighty’

A Shady Deal

Jun 04

by Victoria Robinson

It might sound absurd to say, but have you ever considered that the Lord has made a “shady” deal with you? The psalmist says, “The LORD watches over you—the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.”

To have a place of shade on a sunny day is so refreshing. That truly is a gift God gives us. Spiritually speaking, we can rest in the shadow of the Almighty. We can do this by dwelling in the shelter of the Most High. Our heavenly father provides a level of protection that is hard to fathom.

It was under the shade of a broom tree that Elijah found comfort and strength from the Lord. He was fleeing for his life and an angel came and prepared food for him and directed his next steps.

Dearest girlfriends, lets us enjoy the “shady” deal our heavenly Father has made with us and find refuge in His protection.

The LORD watches over you— the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. ~ Psalm 121:5-8 NIV
 
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” ~ Psalm 91:1-2 NIV
 
She sent a message to Elijah: “You killed my prophets. Now I’m going to kill you! I pray that the gods will punish me even more severely if I don’t do it by this time tomorrow.” Elijah was afraid when he got her message, and he ran to the town of Beersheba in Judah. He left his servant there, then walked another whole day into the desert. Finally, he came to a large bush and sat down in its shade. He begged the Lord, “I’ve had enough. Just let me die! I’m no better off than my ancestors.” Then he lay down in the shade and fell asleep. Suddenly an angel woke him up and said, “Get up and eat.” Elijah looked around, and by his head was a jar of water and some baked bread. He sat up, ate and drank, then lay down and went back to sleep. ~ 1 Kings 19:2-6 CEV

Far From the Tempest and Storm

Mar 13

by Victoria Robinson

Many expositors believe King David penned the words, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest— I would flee far away and stay in the desert;  Selah I would hurry to my place of shelter, far from the tempest and storm.” It is believed he wrote this Psalm when his son Absalom was in rebellion. This was not the first problem David had with Absalom. The awful truth is that Absalom had murdered David’s son Amnon to avenge  the rape of his sister Tamar. Sounds horrific and perhaps makes us feel better about our own family’s problems.

If you have had troubles with a child you can certainly relate to the pain David was in. Yet even in his anguish he knew where his shelter was. In this tempest and storm he knew he could find shelter in the Lord. Whatever problems you may have had with a child, please know where your shelter in the storm can be found—in the Lord.

Just as David loved his son Absalom even after he murdered Amnon, your heavenly Father loves your child regardless of what missteps they may have taken. He loves them even more than you do, and I know that is with all your heart.

Dearest girlfriends, I pray we would always take shelter in the protection of our heavenly Father during difficult times.

My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death assail me. Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me. I said, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest— I would flee far away and stay in the desert;  Selah I would hurry to my place of shelter, far from the tempest and storm.” ~ Psalm 55:4-8 NIV
 
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” ~ Psalm 91:1-2 NIV