..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Devotions from the Heart: Under His Wings Shalt Thou Trust

by Pastor Derek Gitsham

Under His Wings Shalt Thou Trust

He shall cover thee with His feathers
and under His wings shall thou trust. Psalm 91:4

Psalm 91 is a continuation of Psalm 90,
a Psalm of Moses, probably the most famous
of all his psalms and the most precious.
If anyone knew about the secret place of
the most High, literally, it was Moses.
Having spent 40 days and 40 nights in
the mountain of God’s glory twice,
living without bread and water, he
truly lived on God.

His opening remarks in Psalm 91 are,
“He that dwelleth (lives) in the secret
place of the Most High shall abide
(lodge, live, stay) under the shadow
of the Almighty. Moses knew that there
was a place in God where one could live
continuously in the secret place and
thereby abide under the Shadow of the
Almighty. He is more emphatic in the
90th Psalm, verse one, when he says,
“Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling
place in all generations.” God is not
our special times that we spend with
Him, He is our whole life! Paul says
Christ is our life not the moments we
spend in our devotions with Him.

Because of this, verse four says,
“under His wings shalt thou trust.”
Faith suffers such attacks while we
live here, suffers such tribulation,
that at times we are tempted to
believe we cannot trust or believe.
But Moses says clearly here that
“under His wings shall thou trust.”
How clear is that! In the place of
intimacy and relationship faith and
trust, grow and increase.

There is no stopping faith when our
souls are all aflame with love for
Jesus. By a passionate devotion to Jesus,
faith increases—it does not recede or
decline, because it is fed by the
loving Presence of our God. Truly
Paul says, “Faith worketh by love.”
There will be ample faith where
there is ample love for Jesus.

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