“The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms…” Deut. 33:27a (ESV)
If you are a parent, you have most likely experienced sitting in church with a sleeping child in your lap. At first it is enjoyable to sit with the child snuggled closely against you. There is no work calling you to set the child down and get busy. Instead, you are free to relax with the child in your arms. Then, after a short while, the muscle aches begin. You try shifting the child’s weight or changing your own position. There is no escaping it; eventually, your arms will tire. Knowing our own weaknesses and how quickly we become tired as parents, makes it hard to for us to comprehend the everlasting nature of God’s care for us.
Dwell on the fact that His arms are everlasting. Our Father never gets tired of holding us. We can fully lean on him through every need and trial, and it never causes him weariness. “He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep” (Ps 121:4). He is able to keep keeping, no respite required.
The next time you are weary of the whining, worn out from the daily battles, or exhausted after an all-night vigil with a sick child, ponder the everlasting arms that hold you and rest in the unwearied One who holds you securely.
“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary…” Isaiah 40:28