Isn’t it wonderful to be swept off your feet? What a life! It’s the perfect fairy tale picture, the bride being carried away by her groom. This is a perfect scene for a Hallmark movie, and it’s not even Christmas.
I think that’s why we love romantic movies. They provide a place to escape from reality. They touch our emotions and memories of looking back on a time when everything is perfect and new without stress, worries, or any battles.
Who truthfully has a stress-free life forever? No one! There are seasons and scenes in our life, that we all go through, that do no project a happy couple image, where the woman is being coddled in the arms of her beloved. There may be times where this loving couple would not be even looking at one another, but looking away and standing far apart after a dispute.
No matter what life throws at us, or how distant we become, at times, with those we love, we do have the arms of our Heavenly Father holding us, forever and keeping us strong. He not only embraces us, but He fights our enemies and all that comes against us. Those unseen enemies, coming against us, are the ones that cause us to be at odds, with one another. They need taken down, taken out, and destroyed. They come to destroy us and our relationships. Learn to discern who is behind these disputes and disagreements.
Need to see that truth? Here it is: “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms; He will drive out the enemy before you, and will say,’Destroy him!’ Deuteronomy 33: 27
If you are in a time of heated battle, declare this: “He (God) is your shield and helper and your glorious sword.” Deuteronomy 33: 29
What’s this glorious sword? “The sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.” Ephesians 6: 17 Let “The Word” (Jesus) win your battle. He fights for us AND carries us with His everlasting arms, as He drives out the enemy.
“His Word is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword.” Hebrews 4: 12 Open your mouth and proclaim it and let God’s arms sustain you. He wars on our behalf.
Staying Underneath His Arms,
Mary Beth Pecora