THE EVERLASTING ARMS
The Eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the Everlasting Arms—
I have been weak and weary, not only from the oppressive heat and humidity, but, moreover,
from the intense spiritual warfare which has been taxing my mind, body and spirit.
Yet God has been faithful to carry me through.
For even in my tiredness and exhaustion the grace of God shows itself to be sufficient.
Like the popular poem, “Footprints in the Sand,” just when I think I am all
alone and I could no longer press onward, I instead discover that the “everlasting arms” of Christ are holding
But aside from this, I believe the Lord has been revealing to me that it is time to speak
as well as go even deeper into enemy territory.
Frankly I cannot say that I am ready for any new challenges and assignments. My fatigue has been keeping me in my comfort zones and glad to be standing on familiar ground. Yet this is not the Lord’s way.
Jesus has been preparing me, I am certain, for more service. Still I confess that in spite of the divine call, I never feel quite ready nor capable.
Nevertheless, like any Christian, I must step out in faith. I must hope the right decision was made, and then give it all to the Lord.
As one verse from the book
of Proverbs says, “Commit your works to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” (Proverbs 16:3 NASB).
July 1, 2005
©2005 David Berkowitz