Continue to lean on God’s everlasting arm

By Lisa Wilmore

Who said that life is easy? Who said that life’s struggles are not complex? Who is the one who does not feel the uncertainties and anxieties of our current world’s state of being?

We all know that somewhere deep in our hearts, we may be a little perplexed at the things that are happening around us.

As my grandmother use to say during her tenure here on earth, “If it is not one thing, it is another one. As soon as one thing put us down, the other one got us up and gone again.” Meaning, before one situation or problem would end; another problem has presented itself, then, another and another and another, etc. I believe that all of us can identify with this well-known saying, which probably has been said by some of you, lately. If so, I encourage you to “Continue to lean on God’s everlasting arm.” The “arm” that will never grow tired and weary. The “arm” that will pick you up and give you strength when you need it. This everlasting arm of protection and shelter is our One and only eternal God who will never leave or forsake us.

Moses, in the Book of Deuteronomy, used these words after he blessed the tribes of Israel. He penned, “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms…” (33:27a). Certainly, God has given us the confidence in knowing that no matter what happens, He will give us strength to withstand our enemies as well as our storms of life. Interestingly, many have put their trust in worldly things such as money, prestige, careers, etc., only to find that there is no safety or security in these things. Our only safety is in our eternal God’s arm, which is wrapped around us in His love. He will keep us from allowing anxieties to regulate and reign in our lives.

With this in mind, when the storms of life are raging, “Continue to lean on God’s everlasting arm.” Listen, He will be there for you. He will keep you in perfect peace, if you keep your mind on Him. “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peach, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee (Isaiah 26:3 KJV). Paul pens, “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4: 7 KJV).

Avoiding the things that make us uneasy is “next to” impossible; however, we have a Savior who loves us and will help us regardless of the chaos around us. Lean on His “everlasting arm!”
Accept Jesus as your Savior. His everlasting arm will protect you!