Underneath the Everlasting Arms

Deuteronomy 33:27 “The eternal God is thy Refuge, and underneath are the Everlasting Arms.”

 
I recently heard the following story and wanted to share it with you:

 
“There is no extremity beyond the power of God’s strength and comfort.

A workman was employed on a building project. One of those high-rise deals. It was necessary because of some deadlines and bad weather for them to work at night. While busy on the edge of the wall, he slipped, lost his balance, fell over the ledge, grabbed the edge of the wall with both hands and hung on desperately. He began to scream and cry and call for someone to rescue him. It was pitch black, riveting machines were going, metal hammers were beating and pounding, mechanical motors were running and nobody could hear a word. Gradually his arms grew numb as he hung suspended over the street below and his fingers began to slip and against every effort of his own will to hold on, at last he lost his hold and he fell……..about three inches to a scaffold that had been there all the time. The darkness prevented him from seeing it. And all through his anxiety he was completely safe.”

 “We are so often terrified by our predicaments while all the time there’s the scaffold of God’s care beneath us. Our ignorance doesn’t change the certainty but it does destroy the peace, doesn’t it? We need to remember that underneath are the Everlasting Arms and you don’t know that until your fingers slip and you drop.” (Pastor John MacArthur)

 
The Better Way: Completely Trusting In The God Of The Universe To Care For Us Is The Better Way
 
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About Gail Slawson

I am a 68 year old wife, mother and grandmother. After 48 years of marriage, my husband and I have been richly blessed with 4 wonderful children and their wonderful mates and 19 precious grandchildren, five of whom are already with the Lord and 2 great-grandchildren. My husband and I are busy retirees and reside in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where we serve the Lord Jesus Christ through Bible Studies, as mentors and greeters in our church and telling others about Him "as we go." Mark 16:15
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4 Responses to Underneath the Everlasting Arms

  1. Thomas says:

    Thanks for this. I enjoyed it

  2. Janet says:

    So true and so comforting….

  3. This story reminds me of the song, “He Was There All The Time”
    Well, that might not be the name of it, maybe just a line in the song. But it’s true. Your story shows how He is there, all the time!

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