when life seems to be caving in

The eternal God is your refuge,
    and underneath are the everlasting arms.

Sometimes we have to get hold of ourselves and hold on for dear life in this walk of faith. But other times we might be falling. And sometimes it might be good to simply fall into the arms of our refuge, the eternal God.

Read the rest of this passage in context as part of Moses’ blessing to Israel, Jeshurun being “a term of affection referring to Israel, derived from the Hebrew verb יָשַׁר (yashar, ‘be upright’).” (note from NET Bible). And in context with the entire Bible, and in the fulfillment Jesus brings.

The last words of Moses as written in Deuteronomy:

“There is no one like the God of Jeshurun,
    who rides across the heavens to help you
    and on the clouds in his majesty.
The eternal God is your refuge,
    and underneath are the everlasting arms.
He will drive out your enemies before you,
    saying, ‘Destroy them!’
So Israel will live in safety;
    Jacob will dwell secure
in a land of grain and new wine,
    where the heavens drop dew.
Blessed are you, Israel!
    Who is like you,
    a people saved by the Lord?
He is your shield and helper
    and your glorious sword.
Your enemies will cower before you,
    and you will tread on their heights.”

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