Standing On The Promises Of God, Part III
He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge, His truth shall be your shield and buckler. Psalm 91:4
Like a mother hen, God covers us with His feathers, protecting us from the storms of life and under His wings we can take cover and find refuge for our souls. When we abide in Him He becomes our protection, our fortress and our refuge!
His word is a shield for us against the powers of darkness that come to rob, steal and kill, deflecting the lies and deception from our enemies. To know the truth about God is to understand His love for us, how much He cares for us and all the benefits He has for our livelihood. Unless one stays close to God in fellowship and communion he will experience fear and discouragement and like a chick out from its mother hen's protection will be picked off by the enemy!
In these trying times we must stay close to our heavenly Father, never venturing out from His shadow lest the devil deceive us and draw us away from His protective shade. Like the scripture states, He is the vine and we are the branches and when a branch is broken off it shrivels up and dies.
"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were not willing. Luke 13:34
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin