Saturday, July 25, 2009


"He has hidden me in the shadow of his hand." Isaiah 49:2

Hidden in the shadow. Protected. Surrounded. Enclosed. An inseparable companion.

Do you ever wish for a place where no-one and nothing can touch you or find you? Unwelcome intruders cannot take hold. No illness. No disease. No loss. No separation. No hurt. No pain. No tears.

Concealed in a shadow that is always larger. Always safer. Always present.

Wrapped in the security of His hand. A powerful, nail-scarred hand that tenderly, yet firmly guards your life. Fears fade. Doubts diminish. Rest is certain. Strength is infused. Inside this shadow worries and cares are forgotten. A place of comfort, dependability and certainty.

Acceptance. Love. Peace. Refuge.

Dark clouds gather. Thunder rolls. You are held. Free of cares. Total trust.

The shadow separates and defines reality. Suddenly you see Who is real.

Released from breathe.

May we know today that our lives are hidden with Christ in God, Col. 3:3.

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Tulabell said...

Reminds me of the cloud cover the Lord gave to the Israelites on their travels with Moses - protected from the heat of the sun. Great post!

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Wonderful post Joy! It reminded me of a Bible study a good friend of mine gave at a ladies meeting last year. Her title was "Hidden...or Hiding?" She asked the question "Are you hidden in God? or are you hiding from Him?" I WANT to be hidden in God but sometimes I think I try to hide from Him.

Keep up the good devotionals Friend!


Danielle said...

I have to agree with Marilyn... there are times I am hidden in God... and there are times I am hiding from God.

This is another wonderful post!