*Under His Wings we Shall Take Refuge*
*He shall cover you with His feathers,and under His wings you shall take refuge;His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.*
Verse 4 reminds us of the protection given to chicks under the wings of a hen. She calls them under her wings when she senses danger and supplies warmth and safety.
In this fallen world and in spiritual realms, we are just as helpless as those young chicks, so God likewise calls us under His protection. But unlike the tender, weak and easily broken wings of a bird, God’s protection *shall be thy shield and buckler* His truth is likened to the armor of war.
God not only protects us from these evils, He also protects us from the fear of evil things.
As humans we are subject to terror at night, whether it be fear of real threats such as robbers, home invasions, earthquakes and storms, or things brought on through our imagination such as ghosts, and creatures of the night.
In verses 5 and 6 we are told that, being under God’s protection, we won’t fear these things. Neither shall we fear pestilence.
We need not fear death. Even in the daytime we might otherwise worry about *the arrow that flies by day.* Street violence, accidents, workplace danger and the like, but the believer has peace. This is because we, having placed our faith in the living God, we have that assurance of His protection in all things.
As God’s children we know that *nothing can harm us that isn’t aligned with His will for our lives.* We might lose our natural life, but our spiritual life is eternal.
We can move forward with confidence, knowing that when we are in full communion with God, allowing Jesus to live through us and hearing the voice of the Holy Spirit in our daily walk, then we are going to be okay regardless of any threats.
God bless you and keep you safe.