Holding Onto Him

My Shield

Psalm 91:4


He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

My hearts desire is to be what God made me to be.

At times in my life during times of trials and storms I hold onto Jesus because when I do that the fear seems to fade. I love the Psalms because they help me cry out to Him. During hard times he protects me and guides me to the Truth. Even though I do get afraid at times I know that He covers me no matter what. His Truth lives inside His children and we can't be led astray as long as we hold onto Him. Even during the Joy and the hard times His love remains forever, He doesn't change, our Lord stays the same forever.

Psalm 91


 1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High 
       will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

Rest is very far at times but when we hold onto Him we have that rest in Him.

Days get long when I ponder on what I'm going through but when I just  keep looking toward my Lord  things seem to always look better. When we take our eyes off Jesus we can see the pain more inside us, but to just let Him hold us it seems to help us focus more on Him and His ways and all the other things fade away. So let's just let Him cover us with His feathers and there is where we find refuge.

Written By Betty Bolden

8-12-09

Jesus Is My Joy Ministries

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Comments 3 comments

Bonnie Stark 7 years ago

Love your pages Sis..What a blessing to others you are as you are doing the Lord's work..Keep obeying the Lord and keep spreading the good news about Jesus..Your encouragement is what people need right now..I love you dearly Sis..

Love Bonnie


ftgfmom 7 years ago

Always remember, Jesus told his deciples let us pass to the other side. He never said there wasn't going to be a storm before we get there. We know the outcome, God wins. Look for the good and the lessons in every storm, Lets all get to the other side together. Loved your hub.


Brian Masinick 7 years ago

Good message, Betty. I will not say or claim that I never get either discouraged or afraid of what I have to face or am facing, but what I will say is that I do not stay in discouragement and fear. When I find myself in those places, it does not take long to realize that I have wandered from my Lord. As soon as I come to that realization, I either get in the Word right away, if I have a Bible or a computer nearby, or if not, I start thinking about many of the scriptures that are now committed to my memory.

As a result of the Word and the promises of God, I need not remain in my fear or discouragement.

The Bible is also a great source of encouragement to let us know that we are not alone in our struggles. King David, often referred to as a man after God's own heart, faced depression as he hid in caves from Saul's men, who sought David's life. David learned to face his fears by calling upon God, not only in moments of distress, but as a regular practice.

The apostle Paul, in Romans 7, admits to being guilty of the very things that he sought to avoid and wonders who can rescue him from his condition - but in the very same phrase, of course he already has the answer - the Lord Jesus Christ - who PERSONALLY rescued Paul, while traveling on the road to Damascus, about to persecute more early Christians. The early evangelist, Stephen, had already spoken the Word of truth in the presence of Saul, later called Paul. On the road to Damascus, Jesus comes as a blinding light and asks Paul why he resists the Spirit: "And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks." (Acts 9:5, KJV). In other words, for Saul to quit fighting and surrender to the truth of the Gospel message. Saul responded, had his "new name" given to him as Paul, and he was a great testimony from that time on, yet his strong personality still occasionally got in the way, as it did between Paul and Barnabus concerning allowing John Mark to continue working with them after he had previously left them. Barnabus, being by nature, encouraging, wanted to give John Mark another chance. Paul felt that John Mark was not committed to the ministry, so the two parted company. Later, scripture reveals that Paul saw the error in his ways and wanted John Mark present because "he was useful to him" in ministry.

If these giants in the faith have issues, yet God used them, is there any reason why God, who is the same God, never changing, would treat us differently?

When we fear, our first reaction ought to be to get into the Word, then ask the Holy Spirit to cleanse our hearts and our minds, forgive us of any sin, renew us and refresh us, and to take away all fear and also all complacency. Those are the kind of prayers we can count on having answered, especially if we sincerely desire to be all that God wants us to be - He will do it.

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