I heard a song not long ago and it caused me to meditate upon how very safe I am in the Lord (the song is at the bottom of this post). He promised that He will never leave nor forsake us (Deut 31:6, Joshua 1:5, Ps 94:14, Is 41:17) and the Lord is faithful to keep His promises. Let’s take a look at what the Bible says about being safe and about the shelter that we have only in the Lord. Here is a collection of Bible verses (passages) that confirm the faith of man and the faithfulness of our Heavenly Father:
I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety. (Psalms 4:8)
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalms 46:1)
For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. (Psalms 61:3)
Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually. (Psalms 119:117)
But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil. (Proverbs 1:33)
In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. (Proverbs 14:26)
The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. (Proverbs 18:10)
The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the Lord. (Proverbs 21:31)
The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe. (Proverbs 29:25)
Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely: (Jeremiah 32:37)
I have only scraped the surface. I encourage you to do a little searching on your own. In the meantime, here is that song:
I hope you are encouraged by this today. I know this song will be in my heart all day!
Things to Think About and Do:
1. Find 3 more verses (passages) in the Bible that promise safety in the Lord.
2. Can you think of another song that speaks of the Lord’s promise for safety?
3. Memorize this verse: I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety. (Psalms 4:8)