26 “There is no one like the God of Jeshurun,
   who rides on the heavens to help you
   and on the clouds in his majesty.
27 The eternal God is your refuge,
   and underneath are the everlasting arms.
He will drive out your enemy before you,
   saying, ‘Destroy him!’  
Deuteronomy 33:26-27

God is so sweet to time and again, bring me back to the very things that tether my heart to his. I am being reminded this week of His character.

He rides on the heavens to help me and on the clouds of His majesty. (Isn’t that cool?)

He is eternal.

He is my refuge.

Underneath me are HIS everlasting arms.

He drives out the enemy before me.

 1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place
   throughout all generations.
2 Before the mountains were born
   or you brought forth the earth and the world,
   from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
Psalm 90:1-2

He is my dwelling place–my refuge. I don’t need to try to find solace in a human (I am so needy that no human can meet that deep need that only God can meet) or a pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream 😉 (that definitely doesn’t work).

The truth is, at the heart of my struggle with maintaining an eternal perspective is, I think, I lack of trust in God. I hate to admit that, but if I truly trusted him, I wouldn’t attempt to “wrest” control of my life circumstances from Him again and again. So, being reminded of His character soothes my restless, rebellious, tendencies, but–more–gives me motivation to quit striving with God. Get my mind, feet, hands up out of the temporal and to trust this One who is eternal, powerful, GOOD, loving, gracious, compassionate…

With such a God as this, why wouldn’t I want to have HIS perspective on life? Why wouldn’t I want to trust Him with what He is doing. It is so odd that I trust Him for my eternal destination and security, but not in the day-to-day of life?

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