Be At Rest, O My Soul, for God Shields You With His Faithfulness

Again and again there resounds within my heart a song of praise to our Father in Heaven, who is sovereign in His ways, holy in every aspect of His being, true in every word He speaks, faithful in every action He carries out and loving in every aspect of His workings in the lives of His people…

“O give thanks to the Lord for He is good!  His love endures forever!”  (Psalm 107:1)

He is good, is He not?  He who had us in His heart of love before the beginning of time, and who called us by name, turning our hearts to Him by granting us faith so that we would by faith believe in Him, is He who is the Granter of every good and perfect gift and the supplier of all that we need for life and godliness.  In fact, He has given us His very great and His very precious promises that are found within the pages of His word…

Like the one found in Psalm 91:4…

He will cover you with His feathers and under His wings you will find refuge;  His faithfulness shall be your shield and rampart.

This verse has been snagged in my mind, and as I have been reflecting on it my heart has been encouraged, strengthened and lifted in praise to the One who shields us with His faithfulness that reaches to the heavens.  I have been so thankful that it is within the trials that He allows His children to enter, by His faithfulness He garrisons us…shields us…surrounds us…fortifies us…

So that…

The lies of the enemy…the fear that longs to invade…the discouragement and dismay that lurk in the shadows looking for an opportunity to take root…the worries, the frustrations or the feeling of being overwhelmed…or anything that would be detrimental to trusting God and walking in faith with Him…

Must tackle the faithfulness of God to gain access to my heart and mind…

And when I have chosen to place my trust in Him…to seek refuge under His wings…

Nothing of that sort can invade the shield of His faithfulness with which He garrisons me:D

Regardless of the battlefronts, impossible situations, towering mountains, dark valleys, swirling storms, wilderness journeys and fiery trials into which He leads His children…

God is with us, shielding us with His faithfulness.

To be shielded by His faithfulness means that He holds back and refuses entrance to that which He has deemed should not enter my life.  That which He allows to enter the realm of my life, can only act upon my life in a way that is in conformity with the purpose of His will…a way in which He is working for my good and His glory…and a way in which He will be right there faithfully present…faithfully providing…faithfully protecting.

In fact, He covers me with His feathers, and under His wings my soul knows true rest, peace and joy for I be assured that regardless of those things which He who is abundant in goodness and faithfulness, allows into my life –

He will faithfully supply every need He allows me to face.

He will faithfully fulfill every promise He gives.

He will faithfully walk with me, leading and guiding me along the right paths…

He will faithfully comfort me in times of pain…

He will faithfully refresh my soul when I am weary…

He will faithfully strengthen me when I am weak…

He will faithfully pour out His grace…again and again…as He faithfully reminds me and shows me that yes, indeed, His grace is sufficient!

In every aspect, I can rest assured that He will be faithful…

For He is God Almighty, who rules overall and who works all things in conformity to the purpose of His will.  Unknown corners, unexpected battles, dangerous valleys, fiery furnaces and battlefields are all parts of the beautiful tapestry of His faithfulness that He is weaving within the lives of each of His children so that as we are refined we can more radiantly reflect His glory.

As those who have been justified through the blood of Jesus – while we were sinners and enemies of God – we can live a life of faith with full confidence that He who did not spare His own Son will freely and abundantly give us all things…

In fact as we look to Him, our faces will be radiant and never covered with shame…

Because He who is faithful will be faithful…

Each and every day…

In each and every way.

Oh give thanks to the Lord for He is good!  His love endures forever!  His faithfulness continues through all generations! (Psalm 100:5)

At rest