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SELAH! Pause - reflect- just think of that!
Underneath His Everlasting Arms
There are two realms of
profound mystery that persistently assault the human
soul and produce in it a sense of fear.
They are the fear of the unknown future and
the unfathomable present.
However, as we learn to depend
upon “the eternal God,” we discover that His
“everlasting arms” are never exhausted.
His “everlasting arms” are always sufficient
for our unknown future and unfathomable present
What will happen tomorrow?
How can we cope with the infinite mystery of
the moment? What shall we do?
Where shall we turn?
When we contemplate the unknown
fear of the future, we discover as Moses did:
“The eternal God is your dwelling place, and
underneath are the everlasting arms” (Deut. 33:27).
“The eternal God is the
dwelling place” for those who fear the future.
And when we are overwhelmed by the
unfathomable present, we have underneath us “the
Where did Moses choose to put
his trust as the days of his earthly journey came to
their end? He tells us in “the
eternal God.” He chose in those
fearful dark moments of the vast unknown future to
trust in Elohim, the eternal God.
He is the mighty God, the sovereign creator.
The “eternal God” is the
Timeless One. He is beyond our
agendas, calendars, and plans for the future.
“With the Lord one day is as a thousand
years, a thousand years as one day (2 Peter 3:8).
He is the God of the beginning, the eternal
God, and He is our dwelling place.
God has no tomorrows for He is eternally
present, and there is no end.
There is therefore no fear of the present or the
future because we are in His strong loving arms
The eternal God was at the
beginning of our refuge, our dwelling place, and He
is still at the beginning - always in our presence.
He is here now, and there is no need to fear
the present unfathomable circumstances.
“The eternal God is your dwelling place.
“Underneath are the everlasting arms.” Whose
arms are underneath us? “The
everlasting God is your dwelling place.”
The Hebrew root for
“underneath” is the idea of beaten down, the bottom.
It is the uttermost limit and “underneath”
How far has your experience in
the unfathomable present, changes, and circumstances
taken you today? Death,
suffering, weakness, temptation – how far down into
the darkness has your fear of the unknown taken you?
Death, suffering, sickness, weakness,
temptation – how far have you tasted life?
How profound has been your experience of
sorrow? How far down have you
fallen in weakness? How close
have you come to death and illness?
If you should respond, “But I have never been
deeper than I am right now,” listen again to these
words. “Underneath,” even lower
than that, “are the everlasting arms of the eternal
God.” When you feel beaten down to the bottom, He is
Beyond the ultimate reach of
your imagination and thought, the vanishing point of
this life is His everlasting arms.
The God of the beginning and the end is your
dwelling place. There is nothing
in my life that is unknown to the eternal God.
Reflect on the words of the risen, glorified, seated
Lord Jesus Christ in heaven. “I
AM… the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am
alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and
Take a moment and fill in the
blanks to this application of God’s word in your
The God of ___________ is my
dwelling place, and underneath ___________ are His
He is the God of the
everlasting arms, and it is impossible to sink
Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006
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Wil is a graduate of William Carey University, B. A.; New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Th. M.; and Azusa Pacific University, M. A. He has pastored in Panama, Ecuador and the U. S, and served for over 20 years as missionary in Ecuador and Honduras. He had a daily expository Bible teaching ministry head in over 100 countries from 1972-2005. He continues to seek opportunities to be personally involved in world missions. Wil and his wife Ann have three grown daughters. He currently serves as a Baptist pastor and teaches seminary extension courses in Ecuador.
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