Posted by: peebles | December 28, 2011

Deuteronomy 33:37 (KJV) says, “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.”

In the 2010 remake of the classic cowboy film called, True Grit, Mattie Ross, played by Hailee Steinfeld, says in the opening scene of the film, as the background music plays the timeless old hymn, “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms,” “You must pay for everything in the world one way or another; there is nothing free except the grace of God.”

Learn to lean on the everlasting arms of God, where you will find His compassion, His protection and His mercy. It is here that you will find His mighty arms are strong to deliver and powerful to save and heal. When you feel crestfallen and low spirit, turn to God and you will find that “the eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” He is your support at all times, God is the up-lifter of your head, and His everlasting arms are there to wonderfully support you during your time of need. There is such comfort to be found, such joy, and such peace cradled like a child leaning upon your Heavenly Father’s everlasting arms.

Elisha Albright Hoffman once penned this timeless hymn:

What a fellowship, what a joy divine, leaning on the everlasting arms;
What a blessedness, what a peace is mine, leaning on the everlasting arms.

Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms;
Leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms.

O how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way, leaning on the everlasting arms;
O how bright the path grows from day to day, leaning on the everlasting arms.

Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms;
Leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms.

What have I to dread, what have I to fear, leaning on the everlasting arms;
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near, leaning on the everlasting arms.

My friend, our text for today in Deuteronomy 33:37 (KJV) says, “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” This text brings hope, it brings peace, it brings healing and shows how much God really does love and care for you, for there is no safer place to be than within the powerful, yet gentle everlasting arms, of the eternal God, who is forever to be praised.

God bless you my friend, Matthew


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