God’s Word, Our Protection

May 24, 2013

Friends,
God’s Word makes all the difference. If we are going through a storm, a suffering, a bewilderment, a lonely place, or a deep valley of any kind, we have an Anchor, a trust-worthy Hope, and a Rock that comforts and counsels us as we keep our eyes fixed on Him. His name is Jesus and He is the Word. He is the Spirit in the Word. And He is our Heavenly Father. (Isa. 9:6 // John 1:1,14 & 14:8-11,16-28)

Ps. 119:114 is just one of the Word’s beautiful reminders of this. It says, “You [O Lord] are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope [my trust] in Your Word.” Has the Lord given us a specific word from His Word? Has He guided our reading so that we’ve seen promises that we know are His words to us directly –words which He has invited us, or commanded us, to apply for our situation? Of course. If we’ve been seeking Him, His will, and His counsel in His Word, then we’ve certainly heard plenty of encouragements and instructions. Have we obeyed and applied them as He has directed us to do? Then we have seen His miracles, and we are still advancing into more miracles.

God is good. He is the Protector and Provider of all who humbly trust His Word and His compassion. “The words of the LORD are flawless” (Ps. 12:6), and for those who put their trust in His impeccable, supernatural words, they are a stronghold for each individual. As Pr. 30:5 confirms: “Every word of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.”

To believe the Lord’s Word, to put our trust in what His Word says, to keep our eyes of trust confidently and calmly focused on the Word of God –this is our deliverance. For to do so means we are trusting in Christ Himself, He who is the Word, He who is our Shield and Fortress. The Word, who is Christ, is indeed the Refuge of all who believe in that Refuge.

But, it begins with meditating on God’s Word continually, and waiting, each time daily, until we hear exactly what He is speaking to us. And the difference, that is enacted and applied to our situation, is a reality as we trust His words to us –no matter where our valley appears to be taking us. As 2 Cor. 5:7 says, “We walk by faith, not by appearances.”

Sincerely,
with love,
Rachel

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