Psalm 18:19 (TPT) His love broke open the way and he brought me into a beautiful broad place. He rescued me—because his delight is in me!
Beloved, even on your darkest day, I still delight in you. My love for you is unchanging. I do not grow tired of whatever hardship or the pain you are experiencing, but rather I patiently and steadfastly walk by your side until the morning comes.
So let My love expand a place of joy and beauty and truth for you to rest. And take My hand and let Me rescue you from the one who seeks to steal, kill, and destroy. He is no match for Me. So dwell, beloved, in safety with Me. Continue reading “Dwell in Safety with Me”
Psalm 18:18 (TPT) When I was at my weakest, my enemies attacked— but the Lord held on to me.
Beloved, I AM your strength. When the enemy comes – for he surely always will – look to Me and grab My hand. I will not let you go. I hold you tightly and cover you in the shadow of My wings.
I AM your covering – your safe place in the storm. And just as you seek shelter from the natural elements – not choosing to run outside in a hail storm, so be wise and stay tucked in My safety. Resist the urge to “be independent” and refuse to seek My shelter in the storm, for if you will let Me, I will happily hold you in My everlasting arms. Simply turn to Me. Continue reading “Shadow of My Wings”
Isaiah 54:17 (VOICE) But no instrument forged against you will be allowed to hurt you, and no voice raised to condemn you will successfully prosecute you. It’s that simple; this is how it will be for the servants of the Eternal; I will vindicate them.
Beloved, I AM your defender, your very present help in times of trouble. And though the storms may come and shake and rage, they will not overtake you, for I AM with you. I AM your strong tower – your refuge in the storm.
My name – My reputation – is a strong tower, a place of safety for you to rest. Trust Me to handle every situation. Trust that I see, and I care. For I AM faithful, I AM true. The One on whom you can steadfastly depend. Rest in Me and know that I AM God.
2 Timothy 1:7 (AMP) For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].
Beloved, push back as fear tries to encroach upon you. You know it is not from Me. Find strength and rest in My presence and resist the urge to succumb to anything dark, like confusion or anxiety. I AM Adonai Ori – the Lord your light, and light dispels darkness.
So stand in the light unafraid. Refuse to be moved or intimidated by darkness around you. You know Me and you know My voice, refuse to be moved by another’s. Stand fast and be at peace, for I AM YHVH Shalom, the Lord your peace.
Matthew 5:4 (NIV) Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Beloved, I will not leave you lonely or hurting. My love for you is steadfast and true – all-encompassing and healing, wrap yourself in it and allow it to comfort and restore. Your heart is precious to me.
My desire is to protect you from all harm, but in the moments you walk through the desert place or the flames of trials burn hot, know that I AM with you and will never leave you. You are My beloved and My delight. Find your joy in Me.
2 Chronicles 7:3 (TLB) All the people had been watching, and now they fell flat on the pavement and worshiped and thanked the Lord. “How good he is!” they exclaimed. “He is always so loving and kind.”
Beloved, I wrap you in My lovingkindness. I embrace you in My love. Lean into Me and rest in Me, I AM your rock and shelter, your safe place in the storm. Give thanks for I AM good.
Don’t be like a thoughtless child – feeling entitled and therefore never grateful and always asking for more. Instead in humility and with gratitude lift your holy hands in praise, and know I AM good.
Zechariah 4:7 (AMP) ‘What are you, O great mountain [of obstacles]? Before Zerubbabel [who will rebuild the temple] you will become a plain (insignificant)! And he will bring out the capstone [of the new temple] with loud shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”’
Beloved, I declare My word and it is done. My justice is perfect. No one is more righteous than I. No obstacle in your path can remain (unless I have placed it there). So look to Me. Trust Me. Seek Me, and yield to Me.
Trust Me to bring everything into proper alignment – to justify. Trust Me to bring justice – true, righteous justice – to My children. Cry out to Me, for I AM a righteous judge and the defender of the innocent and blameless. I make wrong things right, and nothing is impossible with Me. I AM Elohim Mishpat, God of Justice, and I do what is right.
Zechariah 4:6-7 (VOICE) Heavenly Messenger (changing the subject): The Eternal, Commander of heavenly armies, has said this to Zerubbabel: “Your strength and prowess will not be enough to finish My temple, but My Spirit will be.” And He says this to those thwarting Zerubbabel’s efforts: “Who are you, O mighty mountain of opposition? Before Zerubbabel, you will become nothing more than a smooth plain, and he will quarry the capstone and bring it out to the sound of people shouting, ‘ God, grant it Your grace! God bless it!’”
Psalm 91:4 (TPT) His massive arms are wrapped around you, protecting you. You can run under his covering of majesty and hide. His arms of faithfulness are a shield keeping you from harm.
Beloved, I AM here and steadfast. Ever vigilant. Ever ready. My desire to protect you is acute. Consistently make the choice to run to Me. Be intentional to surrender to My covering. You cannot both protect yourself and surrender to Me – and only I can truly cover you, so hide yourself in Me.
Relinquish control, beloved, and trust Me completely. I AM the Rock of Ages, the Everlasting Arms, your Deliverer and your Strong Tower. Find your rest in Me. Cast your burdens down and surrender your cares to Me, for I AM well able to meet each and every need.
Trust Me. Trust that My ways are perfect even when they are not your ways. I see things you do not see and know things you do not know, and I operate with complete understanding, so surrender yourself to Me and delight in the sweetness found in that surrender.
Psalm 107:29 (TPT) God stilled the storm, calmed the waves, and he hushed the hurricane winds to only a whisper.
Beloved, surely you must know that no storm – physical or natural – is too much for Me to handle. I AM the great I AM, Lord of Hosts, Creator of heaven and earth – nothing is too hard for Me. I AM strong and I AM able. I AM the one who calms the storms.
And you are My child. I take great delight in you and love to cover and protect you. Rest in the fact that I AM for you, I love you and I chose you. I have no desire to hurt or destroy you. Choose to believe that I AM for you and stay under the shelter of My wings. Continue reading “One Who Calms the Storms”
Psalm 91:1 (TPT) When you sit enthroned under the shadow of Shaddai, you are hidden in the strength of God Most High.
Beloved, hover in My presence. Rest under My covering. In Me will you find peace. In Me will you find healing. And in Me will you find joy, safety, and so much more. So rest in Me, refusing to be drawn away.
Beloved, the choice is yours: to hover close or to step out from under My wings. Be mindful of the consequences of both and be intentional to choose wisely. I will not force you to seek My presence and protection, but I long to lavish you with it. I never grow tired of you or weary of your needs.
So tarry with Me, be intentional to stay close. Just as a child might cling to a parent for a feeling of safety, so you should remain with Me – your heart ever tarrying, clinging tightly to Me because in Me you find your hope and your refuge. Find your strength in Me.