Leaning On The Everlasting Arms

“The eternal God is a dwelling place, And underneath are the everlasting arms; And He drove out the enemy from before you, And said, ‘Destroy!’ — Deuteronomy 33:27
with a mighty hand and outstretched arm; His love endures forever. — Psalm 136:12
Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, In His arm He will gather the lambs And carry them in His bosom; He will gently lead the nursing ewes. — Isaiah 40:11

As I traveled cross country with my elderly mother who has just become a widow, has memory issues that incapacitate her at times, and really doesn’t like change, I was so grateful I had the everlasting arms of my Father underneath me. Right before I left I was keenly aware that I was a women traveling with another women alone across the country. You know, I never was alone with my Mom. We had Jesus all the way.

We sang praises in the car to His glorious name. Mom read scripture while I drove. The prayers of many saints were lifted up on our behalf and the trip was without incident. Over 2000 miles covering 8 States and not one mishap. Beautiful weather the whole way. Highways were clear of traffic, only slowing down for construction zones which is understandable because summer is the time for road repair. God expressing Himself in His creation. It was a blessed time and one I will cherish having spent it with my Mom.

I thank God for His enduring love, His carrying me at times when I needed it on this trip and being a place for me to dwell in peace knowing that He was in control and with us all the way. His mighty outstretched hand watched over us and protected us even when we didn’t know He was. God is so faithful. I’m so glad I’ve learned to trust Him.

Continually seeking Him,


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