Daily Devotional – 4/8/16 “Whose arms are you in?”

You woke up this morning tired, feeling like you didn’t get any rest and you’re trying to figure out why. You’ve been to the doctor and they can’t find anything wrong. You try sleeping pills and even they won’t work. Yea, you say your prayers and yet you still can’t rest. Well, maybe it’s because of whose arms you’re in. You’re tossing and turning because you’re in the wrong arms and you know it. Oh sure, his or her arms may give you temporary relief but when will you get the real thang? Chile, I don’t know about you but I know a man who can make you feel real good. Yes honey, He’ll show up in the late night hour and rock you to sleep. He’ll show up in the midst of the day and wrap His arms around you to give you comfort in your chaos. He’ll sneak in and use His arms to catch you when it feels like you’re about to fall without a net. He’ll show up just in the nick of time to catch you in His arms when folk have done you wrong. Why? Well because we’re safe in His arms.

Sure, your spouse’s arms are good but even he/she can’t rock you like God can. Of course, your children’s arms feel good but sometimes they grow out of giving hugs. Yea, your friends say they’ll be there to catch you but even they reach you like God can. You may love me but even you can’t love me like God. Beloved, I am not saying you need to replace everybody in your life but what I am saying is, you’ve got access to some arms that never get tired of you calling, never go numb from you lying in them all day and night and will never leave you; so why not add Him to your arm wrapping list. For I’ve found that His arms pull us up when we sink to the lowest point. His arms catch us when we slip down the mountain of life. His arms protect, they heal us and they comfort us when we find ourselves in the catastrophe of the world! His arms love us when no one else does. His arms are there long after everyone else is gone. His arms are our shield when we’re in the battle of our flesh. This is why the bible says in Deuteronomy 33:27, “The eternal God is your refuge, and His everlasting arms are under you. He drives out the enemy before you; he cries out, ‘Destroy them!” Simply meaning, don’t wait until you’ve tried everything else that all failed, try God first for His arms are outstretched for you. Whose arms are you in?

“The LORD himself watches over you! The LORD stands beside you as your protective shade.” Psalm 121:5

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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