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Of the Everlasting Arms of Love I’m Daily Made Aware

The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you. He drives out the enemy before you; he cries out, ‘Destroy them!’

Deuteronomy 33:27

Battle Drill Daily Devotional

Read Deuteronomy 33:1-29.

When I was a child, I used to love to swim in the sea. But I remember one occasion when a large wave pulled me under and I really thought I was going to drown!

I just about got my breath back, when another large wave hit and pulled me under again. I struggled to reach the surface and struggled for air, and manage to get to the shore.

Have you ever felt like you’re about to be pulled under? Sometimes, we think we’re about to sink. Maybe we’re about to go broke. Maybe our emotions have hit rock bottom. Maybe a relationship is breaking up and we feel like we’re sinking. Maybe a health problem makes us want to give up.

It’s then we need to remember that God’s love is deeper than our problem. Just when you think you’re about to hit the bottom, at the end of your rope, there you find God is underneath you. His everlasting arms are holding you up, keeping your head above water.

One of the things they teach lifeguards is to try and get the person they are saving from drowning to stop struggling. Continue to struggle and the concern is that both the victim and the lifeguard could drown.

Maybe it’s time for you to stop struggling and drop into the deep and everlasting arms of God’s love. Let him catch you. Let him support you. He can keep your head above water.

Nothing now can rob God’s servant 
Of the peace that he bequeaths,
Nothing take away the strength his presence breathes.
Of the everlasting arms of love I’m daily made aware,
And his precious Holy Spirit hears my prayer, my prayer.
Of the everlasting arms of love I’m daily made aware,
And his precious Holy Spirit hears my prayer.

Holy Spirit! Promised presence fall on me.
Holy Spirit! Make me all I long to be.
Holy Spirit! Holy Spirit!
Give your power to me O Holy Spirit.

John Gowans (1934-2012)
© The General of The Salvation Army.

Used By Permission. CCL Licence No. 30158
Copied from The Song Book of The Salvation Army
Song Number 316

Think It Over

Think about the following:

  • What pain or hurt do you need to hand over to God today? How could you sink into his everlasting arms of love?

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