Friday, August 24, 2012

In the Shadow of Your Wings

I'm not going to write my own thoughts on this post, I'm just going to let God do the talking. The following verses have helped me get through the past few days. I forgot to take my Bible to the hospital, but luckily I have one on my Kindle app on my iPad that allows me to highlight and bookmark verses. The night of August 22, I only slept 2 hours. The rest of the night was spent reading and praying. These are the verses God sent to me:

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
Deuteronomy 33:27

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
Psalm 9:9-10

You are my hiding place; You will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.
Psalm 32:7-8

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all their troubles.
Psalm 34:17

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise Him, my help and my God. By day the Lord commands His steadfast love, and at night His son is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.
Psalm 42:5,8

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
Psalm 46:1-3

Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to You, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For You have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.
Psalm 61:1-4

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
Psalm 62:1-2

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
Isaiah 12:2

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous hand.
Isaiah 41:10

O Lord, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in time of distress.
Jeremiah 16:19

And we know that in all things God works together for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28

My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.
2 Corinthians 12:9

Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
Nehemiah 8:10

By His light I walked through darkness.
Job 29:3

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord rescues them from them all.
Psalm 34:17-19

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
1 Peter 5:10

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. 
James 1:2-4


  1. Please Don't think me presumptuous, but I found that the following really helped my husband and I with our recent loss and Id like to share it with you. It encourages me daily to keep moving and living and not falling into a dark place. Your faith in God is beautiful, Keep praising him.

    But when David saw that his servants were whispering together, David perceived that the child was dead; so David said to his servants, “Is the child dead?” And they said, “He is dead.” 20 So David arose from the ground, washed, anointed himself, and changed his clothes; and he came into the house of the LORD and worshiped. Then he came to his own house, and when he requested, they set food before him and he ate. 21 Then his servants said to him, “What is this thing that you have done? While the child was alive, you fasted and wept; but when the child died, you arose and ate food.” 22 He said, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, 'Who knows, the LORD may be gracious to me, that the child may live.' 23 “But now he has died; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me.”
    2 Samuel 12:19

  2. I also love that passage and it has brought a lot of comfort! It is amazing how no matter what you are going through, there are verses all in the Bible that relate to exactly what you are going through!


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