We Are Leaning On The Everlasting Arms

We Are Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
Author: Pat Aman
August 28, 2022

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.””
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭91:1-2‬ ‭

Father God has shown my husband and I in the last four weeks, that we just have to continue leaning on Him.

When Father God has an assignment for you and He knows you have been tested, tried, true and faithful, He opens doors quickly.
It does not matter if you are 17 years old, are 70 years old.

This last four weeks has been a swirl wind of new and exciting things. But, it has also shown us that we must continue on the path of Leaning On The Everlasting Arms.

We may not directly know what the next few weeks will hold in store for us, but, we have our hearts and eyes set on our Father God.

We as Peter, have stepped out of the boat, and must keep our hearts, spirit and eyes on Jesus.

Matthew 14:29, “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.

We have the blessings and favor of Father God directing us by the voice of the Holy Spirit.

Where will this journey end?

We are not sure, but with us leaning on the every lasting arms of Jesus, we have no fear, worry and doubts.

We will not rely on ourselves, the world, or others to direct our path, are we will find ourselves going down the wrong street every time.

But, by submitting and obeying Father God, we are following Him, and He is directing our steps. He always has and always will.

Proverbs 3: 5-6 Lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight”

Father God is always ready to hear from us and He delights to help His children. If we seek Him out, He will direct our paths and help us go in the right direction. God tells us, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” Jeremiah 29:13

The grand old Hymn, “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms,” is a hymn published in 1887 with music by Anthony J. Showalter and lyrics by Showalter and Elisha Hoffman. Showalter had received letters from two of his former pupils informing him their wives had died and were seeking consolation. When writing them back, he was inspired by the phrase in the Book of Deuteronomy 33:27 “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms”. He was so moved by this phrase that he turned the last words into a hymn for those seeking relief in times of grief. Although he needed help with the stanzas, so he went to see Elisha Hoffman author of over 2000 gospel hymns. Hoffman provided the stanzas while Showalter created the refrain and music to this hymn. From this noble intent, Showalter created one of the greatest hymns for times of solace as he encouraged “leaning on the everlasting arms” of God when seeking comfort.

What a fellowship, what a joy divine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms;
Leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms.

O how sweet to walk, In this pilgrim way,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
O how bright the path grows from day to day,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2022 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals” “Coffee With A Little Spice Of Life” and Westbow Press a division of © Thomas Nelson and Library of Congress Control Number: 2018910976……….

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