My Encouragement For Today

Posted on April 20, 2020 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

While I sit in my room watching the trees bending from the high winds I can’t help but get a bit anxious. But, my God will help me in my anxious state as I turn to His Word where I find peace rather than let fear grip me.

I find Psalm 91 very comforting. Why? He is my refuge and fortress (my protection).

Verse 4 He tells me He will cover me with His feathers, and under His wings I will find refuge; His faithfulness will be my shield and rampart (a protective barrier).

Verse 15 as I call upon Him, He will answer me; He will  be with me in trouble, He will deliver me and I will honor Him.

God never said we would never have trouble. In fact, Jesus said we would have trouble in this world. Trust our Heavenly Father to cover us with His wings. A word picture usually helps me understand the meaning of this. I think about the baby chicks being covered by their momma (hens). I’ve watched the hens hide their babies under their wings. The babies run to their momma when danger is upon them. I’ve seen the hens gather up their chicks too when the vultures are flying above them.

I too know where to run for refuge and protection when the vultures are lurking to discourage me, and to cause anxiety to rule my mind. I know my Heavenly Father is always there whether I feel His presence or not. Trust God because He is Trustworthy. While we go through this tough time of distancing from each other remember God has a purpose. Run to Him and ask Him to give you all you need to get through this uncertain time. When I begin to fear, and I do, I’m asking Him to help me.

Philippians 4:13. Look this verse up.

Love you all so much and praying for you and all my family and friends.

Praise Jesus in the good and not so good times. He’s worthy to be praised.

Written by Pat Spies: Pat Spies is a servant of the Lord, and a friend of Keswick

Think About This: “When we seek God, we see God.” ― Lysa TerKeurst

The Daily Bible Reading: 2 Chronicles 29-33| You can download our 2020 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid. Proverbs 12:1

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.

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