I have lived so much of my life worried about one thing or another. During a really hard time in my life when worry seemed to be my unwanted companion, God showed me a scripture that really spoke volumes into my life.
“The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by Him, who shelters him all day long; and he shall dwell between His shoulders.” Deuteronomy 33:12.
This verse became my life-line. I began to think about how parents usually comfort their own children. When our children are hurting or afraid, what do we usually do? We pick them up, put them on our lap, hold their head close to us and love and comfort them.
This is exactly what our Heavenly Father wants to do with us. The times in our lives when we are hurting, worried, or afraid, God wants to pick us up, hold our heads close to his chest, and tell us that everything is going to be ok. He wants to lift our tear-stained face up to Him and wipe every tear from our eyes. Psalm 56:8 says that God puts our tears into a bottle. What an incredible display of affection. Our heavenly Father cares about us so much that not a single tear has gone unnoticed.
My friends, when we are in our Heavenly Father’s arms, nothing can harm us. We are safe and secure. Psalm 91:1 says:
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
So many times we go through difficult times and we feel like God has left us. We wonder where He is. It is in these dark times when God is carrying us in His arms. Instead of running away from God when trials come, we need to run towards God and allow Him to hold us.
Run to Him when you are afraid.
Run to Him when you are worried.
Run to Him when the deep, dark pit of depression has overwhelmed your entire being.
Run to Him when all hope is gone.
It is in His arms where you will find strenght and rest for your weary souls