TILT THEN LEAN

When your life tends to tilt, especially when you are sinking in deep trouble, the imbalance you sense should serve as a reminder that when you begin to slant away from vertical lean in the direction of the everlasting arms of your loving Lord and Savior. The words Moses writes to Israel before his death are found in Deuteronomy 33.  Moses encouraged God’s people to abide in His blessings no matter where they go because they know the true and living God—not a dead idol setting in a temple but the God of heaven who comes to the aid of His people. “The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you.” (Deuteronomy 33:27)

Life might be leaning hard on you right now. Life might be a battle for you right now. Life might be exerting its pressure giving you the inclination to give up. Let me encourage you to go forward in faith and rely on the assistance and support of the One who defeats your enemies and holds you up in the battle—Jesus. You maybe sinking underneath conflict and trouble but you cannot go so low as to be beyond the reach of His “everlasting arms.”
This assurance of support is a promise of strength for each day even if it’s tilting. It is the grace you need. These eternal arms prevent a further fall. These arms are in fact upholding you all through life and they never lose their strength and they don’t ever become fatigued. So if life’s on a tilt then lean on the everlasting arms. Because your attitude should be, “What have I to dread, what have I to fear leaning on the everlasting arms. I have blessed peace with my Lord so near leaning on the everlasting arms. Leaning on Jesus, leaning on Jesus, safe and secure from all alarms; leaning on Jesus, leaning on Jesus, leaning on the everlasting arms.”* Never forget His everlasting arms are under you!

*Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, 1887; music by Anthony J. Showalter; lyrics by Showalter and Elisha Hoffman.

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