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God is our shelter in times of trouble

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Written By Angelique Geeringh

 One of the most beautiful sights is to watch a mother hen gather her chicks under her wings. Another beautiful example of this specialised care is when a mother swan has her little cygnets on her back, safely tucked in under her wings as she glides effortlessly across the water. From the egg stage to the 'little being' stage, most bird species will quite literally keep their little ones safe and warm under their wings.


In Psalm 91, our Heavenly Father offers us the same promise of protection and shelter. Here is a loving example where the care that God promises us is compared to a mother bird.


Psalm 91:4 (NLT)

'He will cover you with his feathers.

He will shelter you with his wings.

His faithful promises are your armour

and protection.'


Because we live in a lost and fallen world, we all face dangers and heartache in life. But amid these troubles, we have the absolute assurance that we are not left alone to deal with them. God’s faithfulness is our constant shield.


An excellent exercise to try is to read Psalm 91 every day for a month. This is a victorious song of faith that will build you up in the knowledge that it is under His wings that you find safety; even in the middle of all the evil that may be around you. All the promises found in Psalm 91 are unchanging and have been that way for thousands of years. These promises are there for those who have made the conscious decision to put themselves under the care and protection of the most High God.

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