HIS WINGS OF PROTECTION
“Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,”
Psalms 17:8 KJV
Pastor William O. Cushing wrote the beautiful hymn “Under His Wings”. I love these words. “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.”
I have a family I love very much and I have many wonderful friends and I have the best Pastor in the world but as great as they are, only Jesus can heal a broken heart. When satan hurls his vicious darts of lies at us and tries to convince us that Jesus doesn’t love us, we know that satan is a liar.
Jesus has warned us to be on the alert for the attacks of satan. We read in the Bible. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” (1Peter 5:8). Don’t listen to the lies of satan, listen to Jesus because He proved His love for us.
I have lost track of the times when I was unable to sleep that I felt Jesus sitting beside my bedside, holding my hand as He softly whispered to me “I love you, Joanne, and I will never leave you”. What a healing balm it is to our weary battle scarred heart to know that Jesus loves us and will always love us.
Heavenly Father, You are a compassionate loving Father and 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 lonely, discouraged and broken hearted. Please comfort them. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
Joanne LoweDecember 24, 2018