HIS WINGS OF COMFORT AND REFUGE
“Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings.”
Psalms 17:8 KJV
Pastor William Orcutt Cushing wrote a beautiful hymn and it is one of my favorite hymns “Under His Wings”. “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.”
What a healing balm it is to our weary battle scarred heart to know that we have refuge and rest under His wings of love and compassion. Only Jesus can see into our heart and only Jesus can put the song back into our heart when it has been silenced because of criticism and sarcastic words.
If you are discouraged and feel like giving up, tell Jesus. He understands because when He was here on His mission I’m sure there were many times He felt like giving up when He was criticized and cursed. Yes, Jesus understands how we feel and He will help us if we will only ask Him to help us.
Heavenly Father, I love You so much. Thank You for adopting me into Your family and for giving me the privilege of serving Jesus. I pray for all who are discouraged, lonely and brokenhearted. Please comfort and encourage them as You have done for me so many times. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
December 30, 2017