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

No matter how often we have sung this familiar song in church, it still brings comfort and peace to our hearts.

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.

Refrain: Leaning, leaning, Safe and secure from all alarms;

Leaning, leaning, Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Oh, how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way, Leaning on the everlasting arms;

Oh, how bright the path grows from day to day, 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.

It always brings to my mind a mother holding her child securely in her arms.  The child has no fear, just rests quietly, knowing that he/she is in a safe place.  That is way we feel when we rest completely in the Lord, trusting Him to be there not matter what our circumstances are.  He knows our past, our present and our future and we can just trust Him to keep us ever in His care.

David wrote in Psalm 5:2-3, “Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee and will look up.”

Each morning, when we rise from our beds, we can go to the Lord in prayer, place the day in His keeping, and with absolute trust face whatever the day may bring.  His everlasting arms never fail, He will always be there. There is no fear, only peace.

Prayer: Jesus, we thank you for those everlasting arms, that hold us and keep us from all harm.  We rest secure in you, knowing that you will never fail.

Devotion by Anne Johnston


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