Category Archives: God’s protection

In Your Arms

 I have travelled here and there
 But I can’t find anywhere
 That is more reassuring than your arms
 I have seen some gorgeous sights
 But you are my guiding light
 I can’t find a better place than in your arms
  
 In your arms I’m safe from danger
 In your arms I find my peace
 In your arms no enemy can bring me harm
 In your arms I am no stranger
 In your arms I know your grace
 I can’t find a better place than in your arms
  
 Now each day I look to you
 For you show me what to do
 As I walk the path you planned for me
 I can know all things are good
 I have finally understood
 That your arms are where I truly need to be
  
 In your arms your mercy rests
 In your arms my healing lies
 In your arms there is no reason for alarm
 In your arms I’m always blessed
 In your arms I’ll never die
 I can’t find a better place than in your arms

Through the Night

 Through the night
 I rest assured
 That you alone will give me every breath
 Through the storm
 I am secure
 For you alone provide me with your strength
  
 In every situation
 I trust in your salvation
 To guide me down the pathway of my life
  
 You’re my Lord
 You are my King
 You are my Savior
 My everything.
 And I will trust
 In you alone
 Lord I adore you. 

This was the very first song God gave me back in 2010. After this, the flood gates opened and the songs and choruses just kept coming. I thank God for the advice of my Pastor, who told me to just keep listening when I told him the story of this song. Best advice I ever received!

He Protects Me

 I never will forget the day I found you
 Fifteen hundred miles away from home
 The preacher made me realize
 That I was headed for the fire
 I knew that place was not where I should go
  
 Later on that week the preacher stopped by
 The house where I was staying with a friend
 We prayed the prayer of faith
 I’m glad He came that day
 For the next day I’d return back home again
  
 I prayed that he’d forgive me of my sin
 That He would wash me thoroughly within
 A sweat built up inside
 It drenched me like a tide
 I had no doubt that I had been redeemed
  
 The next day I struck out to go back home
 The drive was long and filled with many tears
 My tire was wobbling bad
 And  I was driving fast
 I just wanted to get home and did not fear
  
 When I got home I checked with my mechanic
 He looked and said I can’t believe you made it
 This care should not be driven
 Your tire will soon be missing
 A tie rod underneath is loose and split
  
 My mind just started thinking of my Savior
 And how He rescued me that day from death
 Not just a death of soul
 But He spared my life I know
 If that tire had came off I would be dead
  
 Jesus  comes to wash my sins away
 Then He protects me every single day
 So I will lift His name
 And give Him all my praise
 I know that He will guide my on my way
   

Safe in the Arms of God

 I found a place, a quiet place
 Where I could rest, where I feel blessed
 No enemy could harm me there
 Safe in the arms of God
  
 I found a song deep in my heart
 That lifted up to heaven’s hearth
 I hope I never will depart
 Safe in the arms of God
  
 There is no reason to despair
 No trouble can alarm me here
 My refuge and my fortress near
 Safe in the arms of God
  
 A place of grace boundless and free
 A place where mercy covers me
 A place I’ll live eternally
 Safe in the arms of God
  
 Come join me in this joyful place
 Come look at His adoring face
 Come know His mercy and His grace
 Safe in the arms of God 

The Place for Me

My enemy is standing at the door
Grumbling and complaining to get in
I could feel the evil he would pass to me
I didn’t freeze
Got on my knees
 
Then I heard a voice I had heard before
Saying get away from him, he is mine
I knew it was my Savior and my Lord
He heard my prayer
Down on my knees
 
The place for me is down on my knees
I can’t stand before the Son of God
His throne is where I want to spend my time
Giving Him praise
Lifting His name
 
He raised me to my feet and held me tight
I could heard the devil as he walked away
A smile came on my face in that moment
He say me there
Down on my knees
 
The place for me is down on my knees
There’s no other place I would rather be
It is there my Savior hears my every word
I need to stay
Down on my knees
 
I know my enemy will return someday
I know he won’t give up that easily
But when he does I know I have a weapon
A humble prayer
Down on my knees
 
The place for me is down on my knees
There is victory when I surrender all
So I’ll lift my voice and bow my head
And pray to God
Down on my knees

Big Brother

I have a big brother who calls me by name
Whenever I need Him He comes with a plan
No weapon against me will ever stand
My brother will save me by His mighty hand
 
I have a big brother and He has my back
When resources dwindle I have no lack
Because of His mercy the world gives me slack
And I have relief when the lender attacks
 
I have a big brother no doctor is He
But when sickness does come all symptoms will flee
When Pain tries to curse me His blood I will plead
Because by His blood I am healed and set free
 
I have a big brother with Him I’ll abide
When trouble comes near me in His arms I’ll hide
A refuge and fortress in He always provides
I know I am safe when he stands by my side
 
I have a big brother Jesus is His name
Once I cam to know Him I’ve not been the same
Each day I will rise up and give Him my praise
For He is on my side all of my days

Hide Me

Hide me in your presence
Hide me in your love
Hide me from the plot of the enemy
I can feel secure Lord
In the shelter of your wings
With all my heart I pray
Hide me
 
There’s a peace that comes from knowing the Lord has surrounded you.  In His presence, the enemy can not come near.  He cannot harm you, torment you, trouble you or tempt you.  The enemy is held at bay by the presence of the Lord.  God has a desire to always have you in His arms, but often we find ourselves prying those arms open and walking off on our own.  Just as we see the nation of Israel wander away from the Lord and then back again, so we wander in and out of His protection.  I can’t tell you how many times I have been curious how Israel could possibly forget how God delivered them from Egypt, or how He parted the Red Sea and the Jordan River.  How could they constantly turn away from a God who did so many miracles, over and over again.  Yet He has done many miracles in my life and before my eyes and I still sometimes walk away from His sheltering wings.
 
I need to nestle myself in His love.  I need to be captured by His everlasting joy.  I need to be captivated by the boundless hope that only comes from knowing Him.  And I need to reside in the peace that only comes from abiding in the vine.  I pray you find that place as well, because there we are hidden from the enemies attacks.  There we are safe!
 
Colossians 3:3 King James Version
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

You Are Always There

In my trials and tribulations
In my sorrow and my pain
In the midst of all my battles
You are always there with me

When I feel like I’m abandoned
When it seems I’m off the road
When my fear and doubt have risen
You are always there with me

You will calm the storm that rages in me
You will heal each dread disease
You will hold me up in the shadow of your wings
Because you are always there for me

We remember the words of Jesus so easily. He told us He would never leave us or forsake us. There are times in our life when it would be easy to think that God has forgotten us. When I go t that cancer diagnosis in March of 2016, it would have been easy to think that God has pulled His protection out from under me and I was alone. But than I remembered that Jesus wasn’t the first one to recognize God was always with us. David had many times where he could have doubted God was with Him. When Saul threw the javelin at him twice, I’m sure he wondered, When Nathan came to him and exposed his sin, he went into mourning. When he had to flee from his own son to avoid death, I’m sure he wondered where God was in all of this. But he knew God was there with him, as witnessed by these beautiful words from Psalm 139.

Psalm 139:7-13 KJV
7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.

When you’re facing your battles, do not fear and do not doubt. The everlasting God Surrounds you with His love and will always bring you good out of every situation. He will always guide you back to His path if you just trust Him. He is always for you and never against you. When it seems like He is not there usually He is doing His greatest work. So rest in Him, be still and know that He is God!

Back Into His Hand

My life has ups and downs
Like a yo-yo spins around
Falling closely to the ground
Then back into His hand

My life is like a boomerang
That flies by its own plan
The circles back again
Back into His hand

I have a tendency to wander
Every time I turn and stray
I yearn again to find my way
Back into His hand

When I seem so far away
I fall on my knees and pray
Father please bring me safely
Back into your hand

There’s no place I’d rather be
When my troubles surround me
Then returning home again
Back into His hand

The nation of Israel is an amazing story of a people who had plenty of ups and downs/ The were captive in Egypt for over 400 years, slave laborers to Pharaoh. Their burden was heavy. Then God called Moses to bring His people out of that bondage, a fulfillment of a prophecy given to Abraham 400 years earlier. Through a series of 10 miracles, God freed them from their slavery only to lead them into the wilderness. For 4 years He led them circling around the wilderness before they finally got to their destination. Once there, they faltered and wandered even more. Only this time it was their spiritual life that faltered. They forgot the God that saved them, freed them and delivered them. The forgot the God who fed them , protected them and fought for them. God assigned judges, then kings to guide the, but they never could be consistent. Up and down, close to God then far away.

I am too much like them, unfortunately. I have days when I feel real close to god and others I walk way from Him. It’s not that I want to be outside of His protection. I just find myself wandering there and then wishing I had not. I cry out to Him and every time He brings me back into His loving hands. What mercy He shows, what grace He bestows whenever I call on His name!

Matthew 14:31 King James Version
31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

Rest in His Arms

He is my rock, my refuge, my fortress strong
When I rest in His arms, it is like being inside a walled city
All my provision is there
All my comfort is there
No enemy can breach those walls
No amount of taunting by the enemy can be heard
Because He is my protector
He is my deliverer
He has already defeated my enemy
I need to learn to rest in His victory
All to often I walk outside those walls
I wander from the path
I want to make it on my own
I can feel myself being drawn to my enemy
I wait to long to run back to Him
And I fall. I fall hard
So hard I cry out to Him
He comes to my rescue every time
He picks me up and cradles me in His loving arms
He returns me to my place of shelter
And I am safe once again
Oh, God
Full of mercy and grace, wonder and awe
I don’t know why you put up with me, but you do
For that I will praise you and lift you high
For you are my rock, my refuge and my fortress
I can rest in your arms.

His mercy and grace are so much more than I can understand.  Over and over again sin knocks at my door and I let it in.  Whether it’s my pride rising up, or arguing, or gossiping and backbiting.  Or it may be what some would see as more severe.  From the smallest sin to man’s worst nightmare, they are all the same to Him.    All of them are simple disobedience to His word and deserve His judgment.  But I when I cry out to Him, He sees me with eyes of compassion, He extends His mercy and He surrounds me with His grace.  Why would I want to leave such a wonderful love as this.

I will do all I can to stay in His loving arms.  I will resist the urge to go out on my own and try to make it on my own strength.  I will abide in His presence, in the shadow of His wings, all the day long.  I will not trust my wisdom but depend on His.  For I know that all I will do is wander.  My heart is prone for  that.  This earth and all its beauty also contains my enemy.  I must resist him and his allure.  I must keep my eyes fixed on Jesus for he is the one who will keep me safe.  I will rest in Him

Psalm 62:5-8

5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. 
6 Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. 
7 My salvation and my honor depend on God ; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. 
8 Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.