Resting in Him
You are My beloved. Although you experience many difficulties in your life, I shield you all day long. You cannot imagine what your life would be like if I were not protecting you continually. The adversity I do allow you to experience is ultimately for your good and My Glory. You can rest secure by trusting that My protective Presence is with you always, no matter what trials you may be enduring.
You must be clear about one thing above all else: You are most assuredly the one the Lord loves! In fact, I love you so much that I carry you through your toughest times. Beloved, you can even rest between My shoulders like a lamb being tenderly carried by its shepherd.
In addition to being your Shepherd, I am also like an eagle caring for its young while they’re learning to fly. Though I stir up the nest—getting you out of your comfort zone—I watch over you constantly. When your strength fails as you are “flying” and you start to plummet, I spread My wings and catch you on them. I continue to carry you until you’re ready to fly again. The better you understand My constant, nurturing watch-care, the more you can rest secure in Me.
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.
~ Deuteronomy 33:12
“I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own . . . and I lay down My life for the sheep.”
~ John 10:14–15 [NKJV]
Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that hovers over its young, He spread His wings and caught them, He carried them on His pinions.
~ Deuteronomy 32:11 [NASB]