Sunday, May 3, 2009

Serendipity Sunday: Under His Wings.....

Serendipity: Making an unexpected or delightful discovery

"He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings shall you trust."
~Psalm 91:4 a~

This weeks discovery was nothing new, just a needful reminder of where to seek shelter during a storm.

The clock read 3:42 AM. Outside my window raged a storm that rivaled that which brewed in my heart and played out in my emotions. I felt so alone. I shivered at the blinding flashes of light, the sudden crack of sky and earth being united by a thin line of electrical current, and the deep unending rolling booms of thunder. Torrents of rain poured from the sky like unending tears. I didn't feel safe from either storm, the physical or the emotional. The enemy had singled me out striking fear in my heart, stirring up my emotions, disrupting my sleep, and distracting my mind.

Roused from his sleep my husband sensed my fear and drew me near, tucking the covers around me, and sheltered me in his arms. Strong winds began to buffet the house causing the trees to wildly sway, casting frenzied shadows through the blinds. As I watched the shadows and flashes, listened to the lightening cracks and thunder claps, I rested warmly under the shelter of someone dear.

As quick as the lightening flashed, my mind dug into its stash of comfort in fear, reciting each one quietly followed by a praise. I ran under His wings.
"How excellent is Your loving kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of your wings."
~Psalm 36:7~

How priceless and precious is Your unfailing love for me, thank You, dear Jesus that I can put my trust in you. Thank You for the protective covering of Your wings.

"Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusts in You: yes, in the shadow of Your wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast."
~Psalm 57:1~

I am looking to You for protection from the physical and emotional storm that has assailed me. Thank You that I can hide beneath Your wings until the danger passes.

"I long to dwell in Your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of Your wings."
~Psalm 61:4~

Thank you for the sanctuary and safety beneath the shelter of Your wings.

"He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings shall you trust: His truth shall be your shield and buckler"
~Psalm 91:4~

Your faithful promises are my armor and protection.

The storm outside still raged but the one of my heart had calmed. As comforting as it was to be sheltered in the protection of my husbands arms, the feeling paled in comparison to being sheltered under the Lord's wings where perfect peace and security covered me from the inside out. My hubands arms bring physical comfort and a measure of security outwardly, but it is the shelter of the Lord that calms and secures the storms of the heart, mind, and emotions. As I settled in, before drifting off to sleep, a sweet song began to fill my mind and I realized the perfect illustration of its words through the scene that had just taken place.
Under His Wings
by The Ruppes

My way was filled with danger
And I felt so alone
The enemy had singled me
Out to do wrong

And when he drew near
My heart filled with fear
Then I heard someone dear
Calling me to His side

And I ran, under His wings
There He covered me and now I can see
The enemy still looks for me
But what he can't see
Is that I'm under my Lord's wings

Under His wings

The thunder rolled
Dark clouds hung low
I was out in a storm
I was shivering in the coldest night

No safe retreat from harm
And there blew strong winds
Would this be my end?
And then I heard my friend
Callin' me to His side

And I ran, under His wings
There He covered me
And now I can see
The storm still rages
Oh, but the Rock of Ages
we're resting warmly here
Under our Lord's wings

Are you under His wings?
And there He covers me and now I can see
Under His wings
Under His wings
Who from His love can sever?
Under His wings
My soul shall abide
Safely am I forever!

To listen to the video below, scroll to the bottom of my blog and turn off the player, then click on the video and be blessed.

Whatever your storm might be today, I am praying you too are resting under the shelter of His wings.

Miss Sandy


Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Waht a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing the verses that the Lord laid upon your heart. I find great comfort in them this morning.

Helen Read said...

Lovely post, Sandy! This seems to be a season when fears are heightened. I've been struggling with this temptation in recent weeks. And I'm learning to see it as a temptation - to take my trust away from the Lord who loves me. That's when fear overtakes me!! You've written beautifully as always! :)

Vee said...

Beautiful...I'm weeping now, but that's okay. I will be back to listen to this video before day's end. I'm listening to Becky K's playlist..."I Can Trust Jesus" by the Collingsworth Family. Thank you, Miss Sandy.

Susie said...

That is a beautiful post Sandy! It's so comforting to know He is always there for us.

Caroline said...

Sandy, thank you so much for this lovely blessing of what you have shared. I am having storms of the heart, soul and mind and you have reinforced in me never to doubt Who indeed is the Comforter. We can lose sight sometimes, when the storm rages so.
Abundant Blessings I wish you!

Terry said...

What a joy your thoughts are today.
Thank you for putting into words
all the many storm tossed emotions I ran thru overnight and early mornig during the stormy weather here.
It is calm now but It was a long time in coming.
God Bless you with great rest and joy this day and may your coming week be filled with overflowing blessings.

Sue said...

What a BEAUTIFUL post. If a person has never found peace and safety "under His wings", they would have no idea what a supernatural feeling it is...

I had never heard this song by these lovely ladies. What talent!

THANK YOU for this GREAT post!

Fete et Fleur said...

Beautiful Sandy! This is just what I'm needing to hear right now. We have some huge things happening in the next couple of weeks. I will come back and read this again.


bluemuf said...

Miss Sandy, Another beautiful post. I can always find some comfort here.

Hugs Karen

Catherine Holman said...

What comforting words. Happy Mother's Day sweet lady!

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