Lately I’m latching on to my healer a little tighter, and He has me securely in His Hand and under His wing on this lap of my journey, as always. There is an incredible peace that is present in a relationship with a Heavenly Father who knows and loves me. “He wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.” Job 5:17-18 (NIV) Whether we suffer physically or emotionally, in our weakness, He is made strong. When I’m misunderstood or misunderstand someone else, I can still trust Him… “Hallelujah!… for true and righteous are his judgments.” Rev 19:1-2 (NIV) I “remember there is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus.” (Rom. 8:1), and I’m patient with myself because God is completing the work in me that He began and has a few prayer warriors praying for me prolifically with joy and the affection of Christ Jesus and who value my particular contribution to the gospel. Thus I can grow in wisdom and discernment and overflow with the same kinds of prayers for others partnering in the gospel.
In Ps. 3:3, David, who experienced a wide gamut of “good” and “bad” from the Lord, recorded that feeling of being protected by God, “But You, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the One who lifts up my head.” (Ps. 3:3) Zephaniah also spoke, not only of the knowing of a mighty Savior, but of a tender and personal love; i.e. the kind of love that warms a heart and prompts goodwill.
“The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” (Zeph. 3:17)
As long as I remember whose offspring I am, and receive whatever He has in His hand for me with the grace and truth He has lavished on me, then I can live and move and exist freely and fully loved in Him.
Are you under His wing in your journey? It’s a “safe” place to be. Have you a few prayer warriors who value you? Are you that for at least a few others?