And the Lord will create over the whole site, over every dwelling place of Mount Zion and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory shall be a canopy (a defense of divine love and protection)”. Isaiah 4:5 (AMPC)
Have you ever taken shelter in the midst of a storm under an awning or maybe the branches of a tree? It is nice to step out of the rain and find a place to rest until the wind and rain have passed.
Did you know that God wants to be that for you as well? A divine shelter from the storms of life, a continual place of protection and peace, wherever you go. God Himself becomes your covering, over all you do. He creates a dwelling for you, safe and secure in the centre of His redeeming love. His wrap-around presence is your strength and your stay.
In the heat of the noonday sun, or the darkness of the midnight sky, over every detail of your life—past, present, and future, the canopy of His glory is there! Step out of the storm, beloved, and be enfolded in His arms of comfort and care.
Enveloped in His presence, a shield of impenetrable defense, you can rest; dwelling richly in the great expanse of His unending grace; overshadowed by His steadfast kindness and love.
So often Lord when the storms come, and they most certainly come, I don’t always know where to run. Overwhelmed without answers, I can at times feel lost and alone. Yet You are the One Lord Who is running to me, even when I forgot to run to You! You calm the storms and bid the rains to cease. In You, there is no storm for You are my Perfect Peace.
I come now Lord under the shelter of Your divine love, and rest in the protection of Your glorious defense!
I bring my whole life to You today and all that I am carrying in my own heart, knowing You are carrying it all in Your heart too.
Shelter us now I pray Lord, in the strength of Your steady love. The place we can rest in; the place where we are tucked up, hidden, and safe.