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in the storm when they were fearful,   them out of my hand” (Joh 10:28 KJV). This
        and the One who upheld them in His    verse is worth committing to memory,
        everlasting arms when they were faint.   especially for those dark days when we
        After redeeming Israel from Egyptian   struggle with depression and doubt.
        bondage, He had led them through a
        “waste howling wilderness,” right to the   We are between His Shoulders
        borders of Canaan. He never lost His love   – Shelter
        for them as “the apple of his eye” (Deu
        32:10).                                 “The beloved of the Lord shall dwell
          God would fight their battles, defeat   in safety by him; and the Lord shall
        their enemies, and procure their peace   cover him all the day long, and he shall
        and prosperity in the land. The spies who   dwell between his shoulders” (Deu 33:12
        reconnoitered the land had brought back   KJV). What was true for the Benjamites
        tokens of agricultural fertility: a large   is equally true for us. There is a shelter
        cluster of grapes, pomegranates and figs.   in the storms of life. There is One who
        They had declared that “surely it floweth   can shield and protect us: “And a man
        with milk and honey; and this is the fruit   shall be as an hiding place from the wind,
        of it” (Num 13:23,27 KJV). In the language   and a covert from the tempest … as the
        of Moses, it was a land of “corn and wine”   shadow of a great rock in a weary land”
        (Deu 33:28). The nation had every reason   (Isa 32:2 KJV). We should never cease to
        to be joyful: the Lord was their Saviour,   praise Him who, on the cross, endured the
        shield and sword. With Him by their side,
        victory was assured.                  greatest storm ever known, the righteous
                                              judgment of God against sin, and came
          He is our God too! All that the Lord
        was to Israel, He can be to us. While their   through gloriously triumphant.
        blessings were predominantly earthly, we   Underneath us are His
        who are His children in this age of grace
        are blessed with all spiritual blessing in   Everlasting Arms – Support
        Christ (Eph 1:3). God has not changed,   “The eternal God is thy refuge, and
        and He is our God too. Heavenly blessings   underneath are the everlasting arms”
        can be enjoyed, even here and now. We   (Deu 33:27 KJV). When we are weak and
        draw together a few threads of truth to   weary, there is One who will carry us
        encourage us in our personal lives.    safely home. He is the Good Shepherd
        We are in His Hand – Security         who shall feed His flock, and “shall gather
          Once we are saved, we are saved for   the lambs with his arm, and carry them
        ever! Our eternal security depends upon   in his bosom” (Isa 40:11 KJV). But it is not
        the almighty strength and grasp of His   only the lambs that He will carry: “And
        hand. Moses declared that “all his saints   even to your old age I am he; and even to
        are in thy hand” (Deu 33:3). The Lord   hoar [grey] hairs will I carry you: I have
        Jesus Christ taught the same, using the   made, and I will bear; even I will carry,
        analogy of a shepherd and his sheep: “And   and will deliver you” (Isa 46:4 KJV). All
        I give unto them eternal life; and they shall   of us, young and old, can rest upon His
        never perish, neither shall any man pluck   promises today.

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