A storm is swirling around you, the winds howling. The rain falls hard from
the sky, stinging you as it hits. Terrified, you cry out for help.
Suddenly, something drapes over you. You are pulled close. You are covered
in the shadow of the wings of God. Under the wings of your Savior, you find
Whether you’re going through actual physical storms in your lifetaking
shelter because of a tornado, hurricane, or blizzardor you’re going
through turmoil, stress, and grief, you can hide in the shadow of the wings
of someone who cares about you.
Whatever is keeping you from feeling relaxed, know that there is someone
who is watching out for you. Know that there is someone who loves you. You
are never alone. God is a safe refuge where you can always find shelter
Life brings many struggles. We face many difficult situations and fears.
But we have a safe place where we can go. Jesus said, Come to me, all you
who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28). He
longs to gather us like a mother hen gathers her chicks under her wings
(Matthew 23:37). When we go under the shadow of His wings, we can receive
the peace and rest that we need. Emily Acker
What do you think it means to take shelter in the shadow of God’s wings?
Especially when life gets scary or hard, God invites us to come to Him.
While our circumstances may not change right away, God has promised to
always be with us, and He has sealed this promise through Jesus’s death and
resurrection. Consider taking a moment to imagine yourself being sheltered
under God’s wings. What do you notice? How do you feel?
Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I
will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.
Psalm 57:1 (NIV)