That would be you and me.
I was inspired by a recent post written by a dear sister in the Lord, Sandra – "God Shut the Door" posted on April 13, 2011 – (I'd encourage you to visit her blog, you’ll be mightily blessed indeed!)
In it, she talked about how we are *shut in* by the Lord.
Her first Scripture reference came from Genesis, about how it was God that shut the door to the ark. He closed the door on those He wanted to keep safe…
"Then the LORD closed the door behind them." (Genesis 7:16)
It got me thinking.
It is this way with us, too.
We are being held safe for our glorious future. We are being held strong for salvation. We are being held secure against anything and anyone who would attempt to snatch us away from God.
Not gonna happen!
Is this not the perfect antidote to all the worries of the world?!
Many things can happen to my finances, my health, my influence, my possessions – many things can steal my safety, my strength, my security…in this life.
And the enemy throws all he's got against me – doesn't he do it to you, too?
He can even kill my body – but he'll never, ever get my soul!
It's sealed – it's safe, and strong, and secure. It's been *shut in* by the hand of the Lord.
I have been greatly encouraged by this fact. God protects me – the very heart of me – the real me.
He says to me – "Don't be afraid of those who threaten you. They cannot touch your soul. It belongs to Me."
Shut in – sealed – safe and secure.
Nothing can shake God's love or dislodge His Spirit from within me.
Yes, I still feel the waves of turmoil incessantly battering against me. Yes, the wailing winds of difficulty still howl unmercifully. I am rocked and tossed and thrown about.
Sometimes I just feel like hunkering down in the dark and battening down the hatches.
But my ship steers steady and true to its ultimate destination. The Captain of My Soul keeps me on course.
And until I arrive in that Heavenly port, I am *shut in* – protected by the strong and sure hands of the Covenant Keeper – and I am safe.
How does God make you feel secure?
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