In The Shadows Of Safety
Posted: Thursday, July 21
2 Chronicles 4:1-6:11
Verse of the Day:
I am praying to you because I know you will answer, O God.
Bend down and listen as I pray.
Show me your unfailing love in wonderful ways.
By your mighty power you rescue
those who seek refuge from their enemies. (Psalm 17:6-7 NLT)
In verse seven David prayed that God would work a miracle on David’s behalf. Our God is a miracle-working God. We recognize that fact, and can come asking great things of Him. God loves for us, who depend on Him, to come asking for a miracle in delivering us at a given time of need. So David prayed; “Show me your unfailing love in wonderful ways. By your mighty power you rescue those who seek refuge from their enemies.”
The Lord stands ready to save all who call upon Him in faith. At the same time we must remember that sometimes it is the will of God to subject us to trials and testing. Whenever He does that, the experience is intended for our good. He will put His hand of blessing on every experience which He permits to come into our lives. He will also convert what the adversary meant for a curse into a blessing and a steppingstone—a steppingstone to higher things in our spiritual life.
With these thoughts in mind, David was led to pray that the Lord would protect him. In the next verse, (8), David uses an expression we all can relate to when he asks God to, “keep me as the apple of you eye.” I am sure we would all want God to think of us in that way—proud of the life we are living in His name. Then he asked the Lord to hide him under the shadow of His wings—a place of intimate protection.
If we ask in faith, the Lord will do this for even the least of us. Then we can take to heart Romans 8:28, which teaches, “that all things work together for the good of those who know God and those who are called according to His purpose.”