Protection

@Rozie37 (15499)
Turkmenistan
October 29, 2007 8:33pm CST
"Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation." -Psalm 91:14-16 A storm was blowing in from the Atlantic. The wind was howling, waves slapped the shore line and sand was blasting at a sharp clip, stinging me as I walked on the beach. I am always observant of the scene which God displays before me as I take my beach walks, and today was no exception. Today my eye was drawn to the difference between two set of trees. One set was out in the open- unprotected from the relentless wind - and taking a terrible beating! The other set had been planted in a sheltered area, with a house and a privacy wall affording protection on two sides. God tells us in Psalm 91. That He is our shelter; "We live within the shadow of the Almighty, sheltered by the God who is above all gods. He is our safe haven and we are protected under His wing. When the trials of this life slap me around and push me one way or another as the wind did to the unprotected trees, I will remember that I am in the sanctuary of God's love. What a wonderful place to abide! Won't you join me there -Marion Smith
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@asgtswife04 (2482)
• United States
30 Oct 07
That is oh so true. God bless you for sharing that with us!
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
31 Oct 07
God bless you too.
@Sharon38 (1915)
• Jamaica
31 Oct 07
Girl you got my attention right there because that is my favourite passage of scripture - Ps 91. The thing is to be in God's protection and safe from all that is going on is the BEST. He takes care of HIs own and as long as we dont sidestep His will, we are fine. This scripture encourages me alot of times when I am at my lowest and I am so glad that you draw that similarity with those trees because believe me God's protection allows you to be strong and to be able to grow in His grace.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
31 Oct 07
Yes, that scripture is very powerful for me also. I always read it with a lot of enthusiasm. Someone also made this scripture into a song and it turned out beautifully. It is on the WOW 2000 CD.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
30 Oct 07
Hi Rozie37! I have enjoyed reading that. I felt so secured and happy at the same time. Somehow it has released the worries that's in my mind at the moment. Life is full of trials and sometimes I aske when will it ever stop. I guess, trials will always be a part of my life but with Him around me, I sahall not fear, right? Take care and have a nice day my friend.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
31 Oct 07
Psalm 91 is one of my favorites because I can not help but rejoice when I read it. I love to hear of his protection, faithfulness, love, and mercy.
• Australia
30 Oct 07
I'm not a religious person, but that is beautiful.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
31 Oct 07
I am glad that you enjoyed it.
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• Australia
31 Oct 07
Thanks
@RobinJohn (203)
• India
5 Nov 07
Wow........God Bless You
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
5 Nov 07
God bless you too.
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
4 Nov 07
This reminds me of a church billboard I saw the other day. It said something about God breaking us down to build us back up again. It reminded me of weathering out a storm. God offers us protection from anything. We just have to reach out and take it.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
5 Nov 07
We also have to trust him to come in at times and plow up our lives. It can be very painful, but it is always needed for God's will to be done.
• United States
30 Oct 07
What a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing this. God is the ultimate protector and I thank Him for that daily. Love in Christ
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
31 Oct 07
Yes, he is the ultimate. I really like the way you use that word to describe him. I love to share things about the goodness of God.
@Springlady (3986)
• United States
30 Oct 07
Amen Rozie! Yes, God is our great Protector and He will always be with us! Thank you so much for sharing that with us! God bless.