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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Seek Safe Haven Under God's Umbrella

By Jean Dewitt

According to Psalm 91:9 (NLT), "If you make the LORD
your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will come
near your dwelling."

What happens when you're caught out in the
rain? You run for shelter, right? That's the natural instinct when
we're about to be pelleted! So why don't we RUN to God's Word when
we're being pelleted by life? Why don't we sprint with great spring in
our step, leaping with expectation as to what he will do on our behalf?

What's
your response when you face a challenge? Do you worry about it? Do you
complain about it to anyone that will listen? Do you cry? Do you fret?
What pattern or habitual response do you have to those raindrops that
fall upon you?

I believe this is a key question that leads to a
key thought. What if you were to run to the Word of God, find a verse
that brings peace to your mind about that challenge and spend a moment
praying about it? It would not only give your mind a detour--it would
bring your mind to a safe haven. The Most High would become a shelter
on that issue!

Bad thoughts (thoughts contrary to God's blessing
thoughts) can't conquer you if you RUN to God to find shelter. Yes, if
you counter attack bad thoughts with good thoughts you're sure to turn
in the right direction. After all, "faith comes by hearing God's Word."
So the faith that you'll receive in those moments will be your umbrella!

Don't
forget, further down in Psalm 91:14 (NLT) the LORD says, "...I will
rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name.
When they call on me, I will answer. I will be with them in trouble. I
will rescue them..."

So you see, he actually guarantees you that
he'll respond to you when you run to him for the answer versus leaning
on your own understanding regarding the problem. His protection,
direction, and favor will be poured out to you liberally, and that is a
rainfall that you won't need an umbrella for!

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