Dwelling in safety…

(Henry Law, “Deuteronomy” 1858)

“The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in
safety by Him.” Deut. 33:12

The image tenderly depicts the true believer’s
blessed state. He sits in peace beside his God.
Faith’s wings have borne him upwards. His heart
and thoughts have settled in a tranquil realm.
The restless wanderings of former days are past.

There was a time, when the true believer was tossed
about on stormy waves. He wandered hopelessly in
search of peace. But now he rests in God. His home
is by his Father’s side. “The beloved of the Lord shall
dwell in safety by Him.”

With filial confidence bring each . . .
trial,
trouble,
sorrow,
need,
affliction,
doubt,
distress,
to your Father’s ear.

God is near . . .
to cheer,
to bless,
to wipe the weeping eye,
to soothe the wounded heart,
to raise the drooping spirit,
to send the pilgrim singing on his way.

“The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in
safety by Him.” Deut. 33:12