Finding Refuge Under His Wings

Aren’t there some days you’d just rather pull the covers over your head and stay in bed all day?

We’ve all been there.

But I have a better idea. A better place to hide and feel safe.

Years ago I created a bird canvas using various papers and paint. This type of painting is called collage. The words from Psalm 91:4 are in bold letters.

 He will cover you with his feathers.
 He will shelter you with his wings.
 His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

I’m always moving it around. It gives me such a feeling of protection knowing God covers me with His wings. It feels like I am in bed with the covers up over my head

Sometimes when we’re depressed using such imagery can really help.

There is a story of a woman who had some sort of “bleeding” illness for years. She hears of Jesus and just knows He can heal her. So she follows behind him and when He stops, she grabs the hem of His garment. She has enough faith in Christ’s healing power, just touching His garment is enough.

Try putting yourself in her place. Close your eyes and picture yourself following Jesus on this dusty road. Say to yourself what she might havce said, “I wonder what people must think of me. But if I can just touch His robe, I know I will be healed. I just know.”

Imagine it all, the weather, the crowds, the road, all of it. It’s very therapeutic.

The woman is healed and so are you.

When we’re depressed we just need to get away but staying in bed is usually not a good idea. Placing ourselves in the stories we read in the Bible, can be so helpful.

You might imagine a better picture. You could imagine that Jesus is with you in the present and you are having a conversation somewhere peaceful. A cabin in the mountains. Besides a gently flowing river. Or maybe even at an adorable coffee shop. You get the idea.

God created us as creative people. Using our imagination can draw us closer to Him. Perhaps that’s why there is so much imagery throughout the Bible, especially the Psalms. A picture really can be worth a thousand words.

Give it a try.

God bless and keep you and I hope you find comfort under His wings today.

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