Safe in the Everlasting Arms

After journeying through the Daily Audio Bible for 14 out of the last 15 years, I have grown to find comfort not only in the Scriptures, but also in the smooth voice of DAB’s primary reader, Brian Hardin. So recently, I decided to listen to the next day’s reading (he seems to upload them for the next day early each evening) as I am drifting off to sleep. I should note that I usually don’t even last 5 minutes before I fall asleep, so I listen to it again the next day.

In addition to helping me fall asleep so quickly, something else I really appreciate about this practice is that it makes me feel like I am safely nestled into God’s hands, like I’m protected by His strong, everlasting arms.

Which I am.

It has surprised even me how comforting I find this. So, no matter how stressful my day at work was, I rest easily. In spite of earthquakes or wars or rumors of wars, I find peace. Regardless of how the darkness can seem to be closing in, I drift off to sleep like a newborn baby drunk on milk.

I had to sneak in a picture of my grandson, Hudson, since he is so dang adorable (I might be a little biased…)

And here is this week’s confirmation that God was nudging me to write about this:  the day after this idea took shape in my mind, I encountered these verses in my daily devotional:

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So, if you find yourself anxious about anything, I invite you to join me. Crawl up into the everlasting arms of our loving Heavenly Father. There’s plenty of room for you here, and He never gets tired. In His strong hands is the perfect place to drift off to sleep, or to face any giants that might be threatening disrupt your day.

About Writing & Photography by David K. Carpenter

Photographer of Light and Life, Writer of Life as it finds me
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