Friday, March 11, 2011

Do You Need Courage Today?

“You are my divine treasury, in whom all fullness dwells…” This is a line from The Valley of Vision, a prayer book from my shelf. I got snagged up on the thought of God being a treasury. The rest of the line is, “…my life, hope, joy, peace, glory, end.

What is a treasury? It’s a secure place, where valuable items are stored and preserved. To me, that means that if God is a treasury, then He is where my life, hope, joy, peace, glory and end are being kept safe. What an interesting image! But is it biblical truth?

Hebrews 13:5-6 —God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

Deuteronomy 33:12— Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the LORD loves rests between his shoulders.

That sounds pretty convincing, doesn’t it? I love the idea of resting between the shoulders of God. Curled up there, I know my life, hope, joy, peace, glory and end rest secure. What comfort! With that in mind today, I should be able to face anything. I hope it puts courage in your heart too.

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