Saturday, February 24, 2018

February '18 Devotional ~"God's love is deeper than human sorrow...".

"The eternal God is thy refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms."
Deuteronomy 33:27

Fear not, for I am with you,
Be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My victorious right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10

The arms of God are open, waiting,
Everlasting, loving, saving
Underneath me when I fall
Outstretched every time I call
The arms of God are always near
They hold me high above my fear
This is where I want to stay
My Hideaway
When I feel God’s arms around me
Healing rest and peace surround me
My weakness only brings to light
The arms of God, such strength and might
The arms of God will always be
Open, waiting here for me.


The love and strength of God are everlasting. Nothing can ever separate us from Him. An Old Testament promise reads: “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” If we are stayed upon the eternal God, nothing ever can disturb us, for nothing can disturb Him on whom we are reposing. If we are held in the clasp of the everlasting Arms, we need not fear that we shall ever be separated from the enfolding.
The position of the everlasting arms in this picture is suggestive—"Underneath." They are always underneath us. No matter how low we sink, in weakness, in fainting, in pain, in sorrow, we never can sink below these everlasting Arms. We can never drop out of their clasp. God's love is deeper than human sorrow. Sorrow is very deep, but still and forever, in the greatest grief, these arms of love are underneath the sufferer.
God's love is deeper than death. When every earthly support is gone from beneath us, when every human arm unclasps and every face fades from before our eyes, and we sink away into what seems darkness and the shadow of death, we shall only sink into the everlasting arms.
The word “are,” must not be overlooked—“Underneath are the everlasting arms.” This is one of the wonderful present tenses of the Bible. To every trusting believer, to each one, in all the ages, to you who today are reading these words and trying to learn this lesson, as well as to those to whom the words were first spoken, God says, “Underneath you are now, this moment, every moment, the everlasting arms.”

God’s love is deeper than human sorrow. Drop your plummet-line into the deepest sea of sorrow, and at the end of your soundings, "underneath are the everlasting arms." God’s love is deeper than death and there are multitudes who know how deep grim death can be. But the gravedigger's spade cannot get beneath our Father's love. God's love is deeper than the deepest grave you ever dug! “And entering into the sepulcher they saw an angel,” and you can never dig into any dreary, dwelling of death which is beyond the reach of those white-robed messengers of eternal love. Yes, God’s love is deeper than death. “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” What abiding consolation! What all-embracing, never-falling strength!

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