In life there are many occasions when we feel most vulnerable – when health issues confront us with life threatening consequence immediately or in seeming near future, when we lose jobs, or bills surmount our cash and credit limits, when loved ones forsake us or when our dreams have been smashed right in front of us or our wishes and requests seemingly denied because He knows what is good for us.. Sometimes when we know the consequences of our sins are more than we can bear. Sometimes we wonder is it all lost? Then it is time to know or be reminded that we are the apple of His eye and that there is safety under His wings. No less will renew our spirit. So just be blessed by the following reminders in word and song:
Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings Psalm 17:8
How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 36:7
From Gill’s explanation of the whole Bible we read
Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible
Keep me as the apple of the eye,…. Which is weak and tender, and is hurt and put to pain, and made uneasy by every little thing that annoys it, and than which nothing is more dear to a man, or he is more careful of preserving from being hurt; and fitly represents the weak estate and condition of God’s people, his affection for them, and tender care of them; who as he has provided tunics for the eye, and guarded it with eyebrows, so he has taken care for the safety of his dear children. Deuteronomy 32:10″
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You are Under His wings:
Rest in Him today, tonight for He cares for us.
We ARE His privileged children.
Psalm 17:8 and Psalm 91: 1-4 are just so wonderfully, beautifully accurate. Times of weakness are sometimes quickly, sometimes more gradually, relieved by these verses whenever I read or hear them. We are vulnerable human beings in the fleshly world, but conquerers through Christ forever and ever in our true, spiritual selves.
Thank you for this great blog.